Object Access Event: 4691

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 4691

Event ID 4691 – Indirect Access To An Object Was Requested

Event ID 4691
Category Object Access: Other Object Access Events
Type Success Audit
Description Indirect access to an object was requested.

Event 4691 is generated when indirect permission to an object is sought. This is usually applicable to ALPC Ports access request actions.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Object Type
  • Object Name
  • Process ID
  • Accesses
  • Access Mask

Why does event ID 4691 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor actions of ALPC Ports
  • To prevent privilege abuse
  • To detect abnormal and potentially malicious activity
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory mandates

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 4691 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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