Object Access Event: 4668

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 4668

Event ID 4668 – An Application Was Initialized

Event ID 4668
Category Object Access: Application Generated
Type Success Audit
Description Event 4668 is logged when an application is initialized.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Client Name
  • Client Domain
  • Client ID
  • Application Name
  • Application Instance ID
  • Policy Store URL

Why does event ID 4668 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor the initialization of applications which might require special permissions
  • To detect abnormal and potentially malicious activity
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory mandates

Event 4668 applies to the following operating systems:

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

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