Event ID 596 - Backup of data protection master key
|Description||Backup of data protection master key|
In Active Directory, when the data protection master key is backed up, event ID 596 is logged.
This log data gives the following information:
- Key Identifier
- Recovery Server
- Recovery Key ID
- Failure Reason
Why event ID 596 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
User management audit reports from ADAudit Plus help in monitoring user management actions in real-time and maintaining a record of actions done by users, administrators and technicians that helps in efficient functioning of an organization.
Event 596 applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2000
- Windows 2003 and XP
- Corresponding event ID for 594 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4690