Windows Security Log Event ID 4668

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019 and 2022
 • Subcategory
Object Access
 • Application Generated
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before

4668: An application was initialized

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Examples of 4668

An application was initialized.


   Client Name: %3
   Client Domain: %4
   Client ID: %5

Application Information:

   Application Name: %1
   Application Instance ID: %2

Additional Information:

   Policy Store URL: %6

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