Event Details
Operating System->Microsoft Windows->Built-in logs->Windows 2000-2003->Security Log->Object Access->EventID 562 - Handle Closed [Win 2003 / XP]
EventID 562 - Handle Closed [Win 2003 / XP]
Indicates that a previously successfully opened Windows object was closed by the program. 

Note: The Handle ID is a unique number that is assigned by the operating system when a request is made to access an object. Multiple requests to access the same object may share a Handle ID. The Handle ID is valid for that object from the time that the Security 560 event is logged until the Security 562 event is logged.

Find more information about this event on ultimatewindowssecurity.com.

Corresponding events on other OS versions:

Windows 2000
Windows 2008

Related events:

In order to determine how long the object was open look earlier in the log for the following event with the same Handle ID:
        Event Type:     Success Audit
        Event Source:   Security
        Event Category: Object Access
        Event ID:       562
        Date:           10/26/2009
        Time:           07:31:45
        User:           RESEARCH\ALebovsky
        Computer:       DC1
        Handle Closed:
        Object Server:	Security Account Manager
        Handle ID:	57020264
        Process ID:	384
        Image File Name:	C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
Log Type: Windows Event Log
 Uniquely Identified By:
Log Name: Security
Filtering Field Equals to Value
OSVersion Windows 2003
Windows XP
Category Object Access
Source Security
EventId 562
Field Matching
FieldDescriptionStored inSample Value
DateTime Date/Time of event origination in GMT format. DateTime 10.10.2000 19:00:00
Source Name of an Application or System Service originating the event. Source Security
Type Warning, Information, Error, Success, Failure, etc. Type Success
User Domain\Account name of user/service/computer initiating event. User RESEARCH\Alebovsky
Computer Name of server workstation where event was logged. Computer DC1
EventID Numerical ID of event. Unique within one Event Source. EventId 576
Description The entire unparsed event message. Description Special privileges assigned to new logon.
Log Name The name of the event log (e.g. Application, Security, System, etc.) LogName Security
Category A name for a subclass of events within the same Event Source. Category Logon/Logoff
Process ID ID of the process (program) making the access request InsertionString3 384
Object Server The name of the service handling the termination of access InsertionString1 Security Account Manager
Handle ID ID of the handle of the object being closed. Useful for tracking back other events related to the same object. InsertionString2 57020264
Image File Name Path and file of program that accessed and now closes the object InsertionString4 C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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