Object Access Event: 5142

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 5142

Event ID 5142 – A Network Share Object Was Added

Event ID 5142
Category Object Access: File Share
Type Success Audit

Whenever a network share object is added, event 5142 is logged by Windows. This event was first added to Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Release 2.

This event log contains the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Share Name
  • Share Path

Why does event ID 5142 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor the creation of new file shares by high value computers
  • To ensure Share Path does not point to critical local folders with high-value or private information

Pro Tip:

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Event 5142 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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