Event Details
Operating System->Microsoft Windows->Built-in logs->Windows 2008 or higher->Security Log->Object Access->File System->EventID 4656 - A handle to an object was requested. [2008 R2 and higher]
EventID 4656 - A handle to an object was requested. [2008 R2 and higher]
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:		0x3e7
    	Object Server:		Security
    	Object Type:		File
    	Object Name:		C:\Windows\ToastData
    	Handle ID:		0x168
    	Resource Attributes:	-
    Process Information:
    	Process ID:		0xb24
    	Process Name:		C:\Windows\System32\poqexec.exe
    Access Request Information:
    	Transaction ID:		{59E79023-46A3-11E7-80D5-000C299068EB}
    	Accesses:		READ_CONTROL
    	Access Reasons:		-
    	Access Mask:		0x1120000
    	Privileges Used for Access Check:	SeBackupPrivilege
    	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
    	Resource Attributes:	%17
    Process Information:
    	Process ID:		%15
    	Process Name:		%16
    Access Request Information:
    	Transaction ID:		%9
    	Accesses:		%10
    	Access Reasons:		%11
    	Access Mask:		%12
    	Privileges Used for Access Check:	%13
    	Restricted SID Count:	%14
    Log Type: Windows Event Log
     Uniquely Identified By:
    Log Name: Security
    Filtering Field Equals to Value
    OSVersion Windows 7 (2008 R2)
    Windows 8 (2012)
    Windows 8.1 (2012 R2)
    Windows 10 (2016)
    Category Object Access
    Source Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
    TaskCategory File System
    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: 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 0x3e7
    Object: Object Server InsertionString5 Security
    Object: Object Type InsertionString6 File
    Object: Object Name InsertionString7 C:\Windows\ToastData
    Object: Handle ID InsertionString8 0x168
    Process Information: Process ID InsertionString15 0xb24
    Process Information: Process Name InsertionString16 C:\Windows\System32\poqexec.exe
    Access Request Information: Transaction ID InsertionString9 {59E79023-46A3-11E7-80D5-000C299068EB}
    Access Request Information: Accesses InsertionString10 READ_CONTROL
    Access Request Information: Access Mask InsertionString12 0x1120000
    Access Request Information: Privileges Used for Access Check InsertionString13 SeBackupPrivilege
    Access Request Information: Restricted SID Count InsertionString14 0
    Subject: Security ID The SID of the account. InsertionString1 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Object: Resource Attributes InsertionString17 -
    Access Request Information: Access Reasons InsertionString11 -
    Process Name InsertionString16
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