Event Details
Operating System->Microsoft Windows->Built-in logs->Windows 2008 or higher->Security Log->Object Access->Registry->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.

	Account Name:		IIZHU1$
	Account Domain:		ITSS
	Logon ID:		0x3e4

	Object Server:		Security
	Object Type:		Key
	Object Name:		\REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows\CurrentVersion\WSMAN\Plugin\WMI Provider
	Handle ID:		0xac8

Process Information:
	Process ID:		0x248
	Process Name:		C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

Access Request Information:
	Transaction ID:		{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
	Accesses:		READ_CONTROL

				Query key value

				Enumerate sub-keys

				Notify about changes to keys

	Access Mask:		0x20019
	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 Registry
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 InsertionString1
Account Name InsertionString2
Account Domain InsertionString3
Subject: Security ID Security ID of the account that performed the action. Usually resolved to Domain\Name in home environment. InsertionString1 NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
Subject: Account Name Name of the account that initiated the action. InsertionString2 IIZHU1$
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 0x3e4
Process Information: Process ID ID of the process that requests the object access. InsertionString14 0x248
Process Information: Process Name Name of the process executable. InsertionString15 C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Object: Object Server InsertionString5 Security
Object: Object Type InsertionString6 Key
Object: Object Name InsertionString7 \REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows\CurrentVersion\WSMAN\Plugin\WMI Provider
Object: Handle ID InsertionString8 0xac8
Access Request Information: Transaction ID InsertionString9 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
Access Request Information: Accesses InsertionString10 READ_CONTROL
Access Request Information: Access Mask InsertionString11 0x20019
Access Request Information: Privileges Used for Access Check InsertionString12 -
Access Request Information: Restricted SID Count InsertionString13 0
Process Name InsertionString15
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