Object Access Event: 563

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Object Access » Object Access Event: 563

Event ID 563 – Object Open For Delete

Event ID 563
Category Object Access
Type Success Audit
Description An object is open for deletion.

Event ID 563 is logged when an object has been opened successfully with the intent of deletion. This event does not imply that the object was deleted. To check if the object was deleted, the user should look up the "Object Name" in the audit log.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Object Server
  • Object Type
  • Object Name
  • New Handle ID
  • Operation ID
  • Process ID
  • Primary User Name
  • Primary Domain
  • Primary Logon ID
  • Client User Name
  • Client Domain
  • Client Logon ID
  • Accesses
  • Privileges

Why does event ID 563 need to be monitored?

  • To track attempts to delete files and other Windows objects
  • 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 563 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista is 4659.