Object Access Event: 4658

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 4658

Event ID 4658 – The Handle To An Object Was Closed

Event ID 4658
Category Object Access
Sub-Category File System; Handle Manipulation; Kernel Object; Registry; Removable Storage
Type Success Audit
Description The handle to an object was successfully closed.

Event 4658 is logged when the handle to an object is closed. This object could be of any type — file system, kernel, registry object, or a file system object stored on a removable device. This event is logged only if in the Audit Handle Manipulation subcategory, "Success" auditing is enabled.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Object Server
  • Handle ID
  • Process ID
  • Process Name

Why does event ID 4658 need to be monitored?

  • To know how long a handle was open.
  • To track actions and operations related to a particular object handle
  • To monitor if restricted processes are closing handles
  • To detect anomalies and malicious actions
  • To ensure non-active, external, and restricted accounts are not used
  • To ensure that only white-listed accounts perform certain closing actions
  • To enforce conventions and compliances

Pro Tip:

ADAudit Plus provides real-time pre-configured reports and auditing of the changes along with alerts within a Domain & OU. The advanced Group Policy settings real-time audit reports provide detailed information about object related events.

Event 4658 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows 2016 and 10

Corresponding event in Windows 2003 and before: 562

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