Object Access Event: 4690

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 4690

Event ID 4690 – An Attempt Was Made To Duplicate A Handle To An Object

Event ID 4690
Category Object Access: Handle Manipulation
Type Success Audit
Description There was an attempt to duplicate the handle to an object.

Event 4690 is generated when an attempt is made to duplicate the handle to an object. At this time, Windows checks permissions and allows the duplication of a handle and the subsequent handing over of the handle to another thread or process.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Source Handle ID
  • Source Process ID
  • Target Handle ID
  • Target Process ID

Why does event ID 4690 need to be monitored?

Event 4690 can typically be used to track all the actions and operations related to a specific object handle.

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 4690 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: 594

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