Audit event ID 4661 triggers an invalid XML error in a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 environment

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have Windows Server 2012 R2-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain controllers.
  • You use a solution, such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, that monitors the security event logs from the domain controllers. The solution consumes these events in XML format.
In this scenario, Security Audit event 4661 contains an invalid value in the Privileges field. This corrupts the XML, and solutions that consume these events may fail or may report errors.

Resolution

To resolve this issue in Windows Server 2012 R2, install update rollup 2962409.
To resolve this issue in Windows Server 2008 R2, install the hotfix that is described in this article.

Update information

For more information about update rollup 2962409, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2962409 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: June 2014

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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, go to the following Microsoft website: 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 have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for this update 2956014.

Status

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

References

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Article ID: 2956014 - Last Review: Nov 20, 2016 - Revision: 1

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

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