Account Management Event: 4793

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Account Management » Event ID 4793 - The Password Policy Checking API was called

Event ID 4793 - The Password Policy Checking API was called

Event ID 4793
Category Account management
Sub category Other account management events
Description The Password Policy Checking API was called

In Active Directory, event ID 4793 is a typical behavior and is often observed on SQL servers which can be ignored.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Additional Information Caller Workstation
Provided Account Name
Status Code

Why event ID 4793 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:

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Event 4793 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