Account Management Event: 4782

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Account Management » Event ID 4782 - The password hash an account was accessed

Event ID 4782 - The password hash an account was accessed

Event ID 4782
Category Account Management
Sub category User account management
Description The password hash for an account was accessed

When the password hash for an account is accessed, event ID 4782 gets logged.

During password migration of an account, if the password hash for the account is accessed, event ID 4782 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Target Account Account Name
Account Domain

Why event ID 4782 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:

User history reports from ADAudit Plus provides information on all the change actions done on a selected user during his life cycle.

Event 4782 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