How do I enable security log autobackups on each domain controller?

How do I enable security log autobackups on each domain controller?
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Question How do I enable security log autobackups on each domain controller?
Answer To do this, use the Security Log Autobackup.adm file attached to this article. Perform the following steps:
  1. Download the attached file.
  2. Navigate to Start --> Administrative Tools --> Group Policy Management and navigate to the effective domain controllers policy (the Default Domain Controllers policy by default).
  3. Right-click the policy and select Edit from the popup menu.
  4. In the left pane, expand the Computer Configuration --> Policies node.
  5. Right-click the Administrative Templates node and select Add/Remove Templates... from the popup menu.
  6. In the dialog that opens, browse to the downloaded file and add it. Then click Close.
  7. Expand the Administrative Templates --> Classic Administrative Templates --> NetWrix node and click on the Event Log node.
  8. In the right pane, double-click on Automatically enable backups of the security log file.
  9. Select Enabled, click the Apply button and then click OK.
NOTE: If you are running Windows 2003, some nodes may not be displayed after you have added an administrative template. To fix this, make sure that the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed option is disabled. To do this, perform the following steps:
 
  1. Navigate to Start --> Administrative Tools --> Group Policy Management and navigate to the effective domain controllers policy (the Default Domain Controllers policy by default).
  2. Right-click the policy and select Edit from the popup menu.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Computer Configuration --> Policies node and click on Administrative Templates.
  4. In the main menu, select View --> Filtering and deselect the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed option.
Now you will be able to manage the imported administrative template.
If you need to change the status of security log autobackups\retention\'MaxSize', perform the following steps:
 
  1. Download the attached file.
  2. Navigate to Start --> Administrative Tools --> Group Policy Management and navigate to the effective domain controllers policy (the Default Domain Controllers policy by default).
  3. Right-click the policy and select Edit from the popup menu.
  4. In the left pane, expand the Computer Configuration --> Policies node.
  5. Right-click the Administrative Templates node and select Add/Remove Templates... from the popup menu.
  6. In the dialog that opens, browse to the downloaded file and add it. Then click Close.
  7. Expand the Administrative Templates --> Classic Administrative Templates --> NetWrix node and click on the Event Log node.
  8. In the right pane, double-click on Automatically enable backups of the security log file.
  9. Select the Disabled/Enable, click the Apply button and then click OK.
  10. Double-click on "Automatically set the "MaxSize" filed for the security log backup". Select the Disabled/Enable, click the Apply button and then click OK.
  11. Double-click the "Automatically set the "Retention" filed for the security log backup. Select the Disabled/Enable, click the Apply button and then click OK.
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Security Log Autobackup.adm
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