Privilege Use Event: 4674

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Privilege Use » Event ID 4674 - An operation was attempted on a privileged object

Event ID 4674 - An operation was attempted on a privileged object

Event ID 4674
Category Privilege use
Description Privileged object operation

Windows logs event ID 4674 to register that a user has a set of special privileges when the user logs in.

This log data gives the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Object Server
  • Object Type
  • Object Name
  • Object Handle
Process Information 
  • Process ID
  • Process Name
Requested Operation
  • Desired Access
  • Privileges

Why event ID 4674 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:

With pre-defined reports from ADAudit Plus, you can easily track and audit permissions granted on a network for users or computers to complete defined tasks. 

Event 4674 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 4674 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 578

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