Object Access Event: 5031

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 5031

Event ID 5031 – The Windows Firewall Service Blocked An Application From Accepting Incoming Connections On The Network

Event ID 5031
Category Object Access: Filtering Platform Connection
Type Failure Audit

When the Windows Filtering Platform blocks an application from accepting any incoming connections on the network, event ID 5031 is logged. This is the default setting, unless firewall rules have been set up for specific applications in Windows Firewall.

This event log contains the following information:

  • Profiles
  • Applications

Why does event ID 5031 need to be monitored?

  • To detect those applications which do not have Windows Firewall rules
  • To monitor the activities of a particular application (trackable via "Application Name")
  • To check if certain applications are restricted

Event 5031 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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