Windows Security Log Event ID 4608

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019
 • Subcategory
 • Security State Change
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
Discussions on Event ID 4608
Ask a question about this event

4608: Windows is starting up

On this page

4608 is an important security event: Any operating system is essentially defenseless when the operating system is down.

Free Security Log Resources by Randy

Supercharger Free Edition

Your entire Windows Event Collection environment on a single pane of glass.



Examples of 4608

Windows is starting up.

This event is logged when LSASS.EXE starts and the auditing subsystem is initialized.

Keep me up-to-date on the Windows Security Log.
*We will NOT share this

Top 10 Windows Security Events to Monitor

Free Tool for Windows Event Collection


Additional Resources