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FIX: A Failure Audit event with event ID 560 appears in the Security log when you enable object auditing in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
When you enable object auditing in Microsoft Windows XP or in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, a Failure Audit event with event ID 560 appears in the Security log. The event entry will appear similar to the following:


Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Object Access
Event ID: 560
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: <computer_name>
Description:
Object Open:
Object Server: SC Manager
Object Type: <Object_type>
Object Name: <Object_name>
Handle ID: -
Operation ID: {0,42016}
Process ID: 616
Image File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Primary User Name: <username>
Primary Domain: <domain>
Primary Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Client User Name: NETWORK SERVICE
Client Domain: NT AUTHORITY
Client Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E4)
Accesses: READ_CONTROL
Privileges: -Restricted
Sid Count: 0

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

Windows Server 2003

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix rollup package information

Windows XP

This issue is fixed in the Microsoft COM+ hotfix rollup package that is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 910720.For more information about the hotfix rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
910720 Availability of Windows XP COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 12

Windows Server 2003

This issue is fixed in the COM+ hotfix rollup package that is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 910730.For more information about the hotfix rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
910730 Availability of Windows Server 2003 Post-Service Pack 1 COM+ 1.5 Hotfix Rollup Package 7
STATUS
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 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information, 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
Properties

Article ID: 908473 - Last Review: 10/11/2007 02:40:19 - Revision: 2.5

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