Account Management Event: 4760

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Account Management » Event ID 4760 - A security-disabled universal group was changed

Event ID 4760 - A security-disabled universal group was changed

Event ID 4760
Category Account management
Sub category Distribution group management
Description A security-disabled universal group was changed

When a universal distribution group is changed in Active Directory, event ID 4760 gets logged. 

This log data gives the following information:

Group Domain
Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Group: Changed global distribution group Security ID
Group Name 
Attributes SAM Account Name
SID History
Additional Information Privileges

Why event ID 4760 needs to be monitored?

  1. Prevention of privilege abuse
  2. Detection of potential malicious activity 
  3. Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
  4. Compliance mandates
  5. Pro tip:

    ADAudit Plus audits, reports, and alerts group management actions performed on distribution and security groups making Active Directory auditing much easier.  

EEvent 4760 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 4760 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 664