Object Access Event: 5151

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Account Management » Object Access Event: 5151

Event ID 5151 – A more restrictive Windows Filtering Platform filter has blocked a packet.

Event ID 5151
Category Object Access: Filtering Platform Connection

Event 5151 is logged when a packet is blocked by a more restrictive Windows Filtering Platform. This is caused by Layer 2 Filtering, also known as a MAC filter. Event 5153 is related to this event.

An example of 5151 event log:

A more restrictive Windows Filtering Platform filter has blocked a packet.

Network Information:

Direction:%1

Source Address:%2

Destination Address:%3

EtherType:%4

MediaType:%5

InterfaceType:%6

VlanTag:%7

Filter Information:

Filter Run-Time ID:%8

Layer Name:%9

*Layer Run-Time ID:%10 *

Why does event ID 5151 need to be monitored?

Monitoring this event would help with detecting malicious activities and anomalies. The source of the blocked packet can be further investigated (identified by "Source Address").

Event 5151 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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