Policy Change Event: 4670

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Account Management » Event ID 4670 - Permissions on an object were changed

Event ID 4670 - Permissions on an object were changed

Event ID 4670
Category Policy change
Sub category
  • File System
  • Registry
  • Policy Change
  • Authorization Policy Change
Description Permissions on an object were changed

When someone modifies the access control list of an object, event ID 4670 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Object Object Server
Object Type
Object Name
Handle ID
Process Information Process Name
Process ID
Permission Change Original Security Descriptor
New Security Descriptor

Why event ID 4670 needs to be monitored?

  • Prevention of privilege abuse
  • Detection of potential malicious activity
  • Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
  • Compliance mandates

Pro tip:

ADAudit Plus helps you avoid the GPOs monitoring complexities with 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 emphasize on the elusive change details and give a detailed report on the modifications along with the old and new values of the attributes.

Event 4670 applies to the following operating systems: 

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

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