Account Management Event: 4791

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Account Management » Event ID 4791 - A basic application group was changed

Event ID 4791 - A basic application group was changed

Event ID 4791
Category Account management
Sub category Application group management
Description A basic application group was changed

In Active Directory, when a LDAP query group or Business Rule Application Group (BRAP) is changed, event ID 4791 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
Attributes SAM Account Name
SID History
Additional Information Privileges

Why event ID 4791 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

Pro tip:

ADAudit Plus alerts and tracks critical activities such as creation, deletion or modification of user/group/computer, thus making Active Directory auditing much easier. 

Event 4791 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 4791 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 695

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