Event ID 560 Message Is Recorded in the Security Log

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When you create a new user and make this user a part of the Users group, when the new user logs on to the computer, an event ID message similar to the following message is logged in the security log:

Date: 5/1/2003
Time: 1:26:38 PM
Source: Security
Type: Failure Audit
Category: Object Access
Event ID: 560
User: UserName
Computer: ComputerName
"Object Open:
Object Server: SC Manager
Object Name: FastUserSwitchingCompatibility
Handle ID: -
Operation ID: {0,293681}
Process ID: 572
Image File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Primary User Name: UserName
Primary Domain: DomainName
Primary Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Client User Name: UserName
Client Domain: DomainName
Client Logon ID: (0x0,0x47596)
Accesses: Query status of service Start the service Stop the service
Privileges: - Restricted
Sid Count: 0


Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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 this specific problem. 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: 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.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
For x86   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   30-Jul-2003  17:28  5.1.2600.1253     969,216  Msgina.dll          23-Jul-2003  02:21  5.1.2600.1251     557,568  Xpsp2res.dll     For ia64   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   30-Jul-2003  17:28  5.1.2600.1253     969,216  Msgina.dll          23-Jul-2003  02:21  5.1.2600.1251     557,568  Xpsp2res.dll  				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Article ID: 822786 - Last Review: 12/08/2015 03:08:31 - Revision: 3.1

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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