Event Details
Operating System->Microsoft Windows->Built-in logs->Windows 2008 or higher->Security Log->Object Access->Other Object Access Events->EventID 4656 - A handle to an object was requested. [2008]
EventID 4656 - A handle to an object was requested. [2008]

It is generated by corresponding resource manager in multiple subcategories:
  • File System
  • Kernel Object
  • Registry
  • SAM
  • Other Object Access Events
Event 4656 might occur if the failure audit was enabled for Handle Manipulation using auditpol.

Find more information about this event on ultimatewindowssecurity.com.

Corresponding events on other OS versions:

Windows 2000
Windows 2003 Windows 2008


A handle to an object was requested.

	Security ID:		ITSS\igor.ilyin
	Account Name:		igor.ilyin
	Account Domain:		ITSS
	Logon ID:		0x98ae9

	Object Server:		SC Manager
	Object Name:		LSM
	Handle ID:		0x0

Process Information:
	Process ID:		0x224
	Process Name:		C:\Windows\System32\services.exe

Access Request Information:
	Transaction ID:		{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
	Accesses:		Query service configuration information

				Query status of service

				Query information from service

	Access Mask:		0x85
	Privileges Used for Access Check:	-
	Restricted SID Count:	0
Description template stored in adtschema.dll:
A handle to an object was requested.

	Security ID:		%1
	Account Name:		%2
	Account Domain:		%3
	Logon ID:		%4

	Object Server:		%5
	Object Type:		%6
	Object Name:		%7
	Handle ID:		%8

Process Information:
	Process ID:		%14
	Process Name:		%15

Access Request Information:
	Transaction ID:		%9
	Accesses:		%10
	Access Mask:		%11
	Privileges Used for Access Check:	%12
	Restricted SID Count:	%13
Log Type: Windows Event Log
 Uniquely Identified By:
Log Name: Security
Filtering Field Equals to Value
OSVersion Windows Vista (2008)
Category Object Access
Source Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
TaskCategory Other Object Access Events
EventId 4656
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
Task Category A name for a subclass of events within the same Event Source. TaskCategory
Level Warning, Information, Error, etc. Level
Keywords Audit Success, Audit Failure, Classic, Connection etc. Keywords
Category A name for an aggergative event class, corresponding to the similar ones present in Windows 2003 version. Category Account Logon
Object Name InsertionString7
Whom InsertionString7
Object Type InsertionString6
Class Name InsertionString6
Security ID -
Account Name -
Account Domain -
Subject: Security ID Security ID of the account that performed the action. Usually resolved to Domain\Name in home environment. InsertionString1 ITSS\igor.ilyin
Subject: Account Name Name of the account that initiated the action. InsertionString2 igor.ilyin
Subject: Account Domain Name of the domain that account initiating the action belongs to. InsertionString3 ITSS
Subject: Logon ID A number uniquely identifying the logon session of the user initiating action. This number can be used to correlate all user actions within one logon session. InsertionString4 0x98ae9
Object: Object Server InsertionString5 SC Manager
Object: Object Type InsertionString6 SERVICE OBJECT
Object: Object Name InsertionString7 LSM
Object: Handle ID InsertionString8 0x0
Process Information: Process ID InsertionString14 0x224
Process Information: Process Name InsertionString15 C:\Windows\System32\services.exe
Access Request Information: Transaction ID InsertionString9 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
Access Request Information: Accesses InsertionString10 Query service configuration information
Access Request Information: Access Mask InsertionString11 0x85
Access Request Information: Privileges Used for Access Check InsertionString12 -
Access Request Information: Restricted SID Count InsertionString13 0
Process Name InsertionString15
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