Account Management Event: 4764

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Account Management » Event ID 4764 - A groups type was changed

Event ID 4764 - A groups type was changed

Event ID 4764
Category Account Management
Sub category Distribution group management
Description A group type was changed

When a group type is changed in Active Directory, event ID 4764 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Group Security ID
Group Name 
Group Domain
Additional Information Privilges

Why event ID 4764 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

Pro tip:

Real-time Group Policy change audit reports from ADAudit Plus audits all changes that happen to a Group Policy object over its lifetime and provides a clear insight on the history of changes made to the Group Policy object.  

Event 4764 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 4764 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 668

 

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