Event ID 4746 - A member was added to a security-disabled local group
|Sub category||Distribution group management|
|Description||A member was added to a security-disabled local group|
When Active Directory objects such as an user/group/computer is added to a distributed local group, event ID 4746 gets logged.
This log data gives the following information:
|Subject: User who performed the action||Security ID
|Member: Object added to the distribution group||Security ID
|Group: Changed distributed local group||Security ID
Why event ID 4746 needs to be monitored?
- Prevention of privilege abuse
- Detection of potential malicious activity
- Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
- Compliance mandates
ADAudit Plus audits, reports, and alerts group management actions performed on distribution and security groups making Active Directory auditing much easier.
Event 4746 applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
- Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10
Corresponding event ID for 4746 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 650