Directory Service Event: 4662

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System Event » Directory Service Event: 4662

Event ID 4662: An operation was performed on an object.

Description The event is generated when a user accesses an AD object.
Category Directory service
Subcategory Directory service access

The event logs the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Object Server
  • Object type
  • Object name
  • Handle ID
  • Operation type
  • Accesses
  • Access Mask
  • Properties

Corresponding event in 2003 and earlier versions: Event 566

Pro tip:

ADAudit Plus helps in tracking deletion of directory service objects, besides security principals, such as OU, GPO, container, contact, DNS node, etc.

Event 4662 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows Server 2016 and 10