Account Management Event: 5377

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Account Management » Event ID 5377 - Credential Manager credentials were restored from a backup

Event ID 5377 - Credential Manager credentials were restored from a backup

Event ID 5377
Category Account management
Sub category User account management 
Description Credential Manager credentials were restored from a backup

In Windows, passwords are stored in Credential Manager for websites, shared folders, VPNs, and more. When these stored credentials are restored, event ID 5377 is logged. 

This log data gives the following information:

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

Why event ID 5377 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 offers 'User management activity' reports that lists all the management actions done by any selected user or technician on Users, Computers and Groups in the Domain. It comprehensively displays actions executed by users in the form of easily understandable graphical charts and reports. Actions like user/computer account or groups changed, deleted, disabled, enabled, password set and account unlocked are audited, reported and highlighted through in these reports.

Event 5377 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