Policy Change Event: 4905

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Account Management » Event ID 4905 - An attempt was made to unregister a security event source

Event ID 4905 - An attempt was made to unregister a security event source

Event ID 4905
Category Policy change
Sub category Audit policy change
Description An attempt was made to deregister a security event source

When an application calls AuthzRegisterSecurityEventSource again to deregister its security logs, event ID 4905 is logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Process Process ID
Process Name
Event Source Source Name
Event Source ID

Why event ID 4905 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 4905 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

Corresponding event ID for 4905 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 809

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