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Operating System->Microsoft Windows->Built-in logs->Windows 2000-2003->Security Log->Policy Change->EventID 853 - The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed [Win 2003 / XP]
EventID 853 - The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed [Win 2003 / XP]
This event indicates that a change was successfully made to the operation mode of the Windows Firewall. In other words, it was either turned on or turned off. The change was made either through the local policy or via a group policy propagation.

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Event Type:     Success Audit
Event Source:   Security
Event Category: Policy Change
Event ID:       853
Date:           12/16/2009
Time:           06:48:24
Computer:       DC1
The Windows Firewall operational mode has changed.

Policy origin: Local Policy
Profile changed: Standard
Interface: All interfaces
New Setting:
     Operation mode: Off
Old Setting:
     Operation mode: On
Log Type: Windows Event Log
 Uniquely Identified By:
Log Name: Security
Filtering Field Equals to Value
OSVersion Windows 2003
Windows XP
Category Policy Change
Source Security
EventId 853
Field Matching
FieldDescriptionStored inSample Value
DateTime Date/Time of event origination in GMT format. DateTime 10.10.2000 19:00:00
Source Name of an Application or System Service originating the event. Source Security
Type Warning, Information, Error, Success, Failure, etc. Type Success
User Domain\Account name of user/service/computer initiating event. User RESEARCH\Alebovsky
Computer Name of server workstation where event was logged. Computer DC1
EventID Numerical ID of event. Unique within one Event Source. EventId 576
Description The entire unparsed event message. Description Special privileges assigned to new logon.
Log Name The name of the event log (e.g. Application, Security, System, etc.) LogName Security
Category A name for a subclass of events within the same Event Source. Category Logon/Logoff
Policy origin Indicates whether Windows Firewall was getting its settings from Group Policy or the system's local policy. InsertionString1 Local Policy
Profile changed Standard or Domain. Domain profile is applied when the computer is on its "home" network, Standard profile is applied when the computer is not connected to its "home" network, e.g. out travelling and connected to public internet via Wi-Fi. InsertionString2 Standard
Interface Displays Network Interface Cards this firewall setting is configured for. InsertionString3 All interfaces
Operation mode New value for the operation mode: Firewall turned on or off InsertionString4 On
Old Operation mode Old value for the operation mode: Firewall turned on or off InsertionString5 On
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