Some security events do not log the name of the user account that makes Local Security Policy changes in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, some security events are added to the Security log after Local Security Policy settings are changed. These security events indicate that the SYSTEM account made these changes instead of a specific user account. Therefore, you do not know which user changed the settings.

Note This issue occurs with security events 4704, 4717, 4719, and 4739.

The following are some sample security events in which the Security ID attribute contains the SYSTEM value:

Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: <date & time>
Event ID: 4739
Task Category: Other Account Management Events
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description:
Domain Policy was changed.

Change Type: Password Policy modified

Subject:
Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: <computer name>
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3e7

Domain:
Domain Name: <name>
Domain ID: <name>

Changed Attributes:
Min. Password Age: 604800
Max. Password Age: 7948800
Force Logoff: -
Lockout Threshold: -
Lockout Observation Window: -
Lockout Duration: -
Password Properties: 0
Min. Password Length: 8
Password History Length: 13
Machine Account Quota: -
Mixed Domain Mode: -
Domain Behavior Version: -
OEM Information: -

Additional Information:
Privileges:



Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: <date & time>
Event ID: 4719
Task Category: Audit Policy Change
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description:
System audit policy was changed.

Subject:
Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: <computer name>
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3e7

Audit Policy Change:
Category: Account Logon
Subcategory: Credential Validation
Subcategory GUID: {0cce923f-69ae-11d9-bed3-505054503030}
Changes: Success Added



Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: <date & time>
Event ID: 4704
Task Category: Authorization Policy Change
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description:
A user right was assigned.

Subject:
Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: <computer name>
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3e7

Target Account:
Account Name: <account name>

New Right:
User Right: SeTcbPrivilege



Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: <date & time>
Event ID: 4717
Task Category: Authentication Policy Change
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description:
System security access was granted to an account.

Subject:
Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: <computer name>
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3e7

Account Modified:
Account Name: <account name>

Access Granted:
Access Right: SeNetworkLogonRight


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, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
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
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
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 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • 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 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.0.6002.22680306,17615-Jul-201115:15x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.0.6002.22680399,36015-Jul-201115:26x64
Scesrv.dll6.0.6002.22680306,17615-Jul-201115:15x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.0.6002.22680804,35215-Jul-201115:34IA-64
Scesrv.dll6.0.6002.22680306,17615-Jul-201115:15x86
Windows 7 and 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 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
    6.1.760 1 . 21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • 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 and for Windows 7" 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 x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.1.7601.21805307,71231-Aug-201108:07x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.1.7601.21805406,01631-Aug-201108:32x64
Scesrv.dll6.1.7601.21805307,71231-Aug-201108:07x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Scesrv.dll6.1.7601.21805813,56831-Aug-201106:01IA-64
Scesrv.dll6.1.7601.21805307,71231-Aug-201108:07x86

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 file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameX86_3bb39906cebe9760afe9ccaee1c3d94f_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_207c87fd3d00aa48.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size726
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:48
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_bb3e82369f1f67ff.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,808
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)15:31
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
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File nameAmd64_270beffda7ef36dc926e1addc8a8e929_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_9e396d84bcd8e2a1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,100
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:49
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_175d1dba577cd935.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,844
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)15:46
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_bb3e82369f1f67ff.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,808
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)15:31
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameIa64_360971bed582a26c089dd5104170396b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_105f92440d0993fa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,098
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)17:48
PlatformNot applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_bb40262c9f1d70fb.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,826
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)15:43
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22680_none_bb3e82369f1f67ff.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,808
Date (UTC)15-Jul-2011
Time (UTC)15:31
PlatformNot applicable

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,136
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_ab3c07c9bb34a9413733530925afa96e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_e51b23bebbf23a06.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size726
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_bbc1be6bfff15ada.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,734
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)08:48
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_1f2438b80716e83c742e1dcca01bb729_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_3fd6b56b0a0fe9c4.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size730
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_ccbbe612f1526ffff7b89b8a21316101_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_8b10481d7eb7a49e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,100
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_17e059efb84ecc10.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,738
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)09:21
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,350
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_bbc1be6bfff15ada.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,734
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)08:48
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_d6dbca263a88fa360cdc0eda6ca6d563_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_b19a113239892d8e.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,098
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_bbc36261ffef63d6.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,736
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)09:14
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,447
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)11:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-s..configurationengine_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21805_none_bbc1be6bfff15ada.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size3,734
Date (UTC)31-Aug-2011
Time (UTC)08:48
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 2569339 - Last Review: October 13, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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