The Account Name, Account Domain, and Security ID fields are not populated in event ID 5136 for "Directory Service Changes" on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You enable granular auditing for "Directory Services Changes" by using the Auditpol.exe tool in a Windows Server 2008-based or a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain.
  • An Active Directory object is modified, and then an instance of event ID 5136 for "Directory Services Changes" is added to the Security log on the domain controller.
In this scenario, the values of the following attributes are missing from the event ID 5136 entry:
  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
The issue leads to security concerns because the domain controller does not record which user account made such changes.

The event log entry for event ID 5136 resembles the following when this issue occurs:

Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: <date>
Event ID: 5136
Task Category: Directory Service Changes
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: A directory service object was modified.
Subject:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: <logon ID>

Cause

This problem occurs because the logon session for the user expires before the event is logged in the Security log. When the logon session expires, the audit has an invalid logon ID and cannot retrieve the required information about the user.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
Additionally, the computer must have the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) role installed.
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2008 file information note
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72501-Apr-200918:56Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6001.225341,950,72005-Oct-200913:52x86
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72503-Apr-200920:49Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6002.222381,950,72005-Oct-200913:43x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72501-Apr-200915:59Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6001.225342,635,77605-Oct-200914:25x64
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,72503-Apr-200920:42Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.0.6002.222382,635,77605-Oct-200913:43x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ntdsa.mofNot Applicable227,76510-Jun-200920:34Not Applicable
Ntdsai.dll6.1.7600.208362,723,32812-Nov-201006:28x64

Workaround

To work around this issue, change an Active Directory object by using a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista to connect to the domain controller that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,682
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_78a79cd510a090fd7bf179db0a5c6a4e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22534_none_bd15c9f600faf3da.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_9fd73a9d5075355972cda21c0c8710c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22238_none_50d4777506bf0840.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22534_none_f13377b3d2551234.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,574
Date (UTC)05-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)15:53
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22238_none_f31deac3cf77ccb4.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,574
Date (UTC)05-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)15:24
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

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File nameAmd64_cccd504d226642b9836d4e203916230c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22238_none_551a03ac655aaf1c.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_e9d283af0bbea1318ca0a4f35e3874d1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22534_none_a874fde868618600.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22534_none_4d5213378ab2836a.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,632
Date (UTC)05-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)16:29
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22238_none_4f3c864787d53dea.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size12,632
Date (UTC)05-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)15:21
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,702
Date (UTC)06-Oct-2009
Time (UTC)11:10
PlatformNot Applicable

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_11a3e7cf603189f8e1a9b8223685a6ba_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20836_none_d8be6ffadc224ad6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)12-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)19:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-d..toryservices-ntdsai_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20836_none_4d7be7dcebc7ed4e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,531
Date (UTC)12-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)07:13
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,350
Date (UTC)12-Nov-2010
Time (UTC)19:08
PlatformNot Applicable

References

For more information about how to use the Administration Tools Pack to remotely administer computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304718 How to use the Administration Tools Pack to remotely administer computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000

Properties

Article ID: 975696 - Last Review: June 7, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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