Windows Security Log Event ID 4693

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019 and 2022
 • Subcategory
Process Tracking
 • DPAPI Activity
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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4693: Recovery of data protection master key was attempted

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Description Fields in 4693


  •    Security ID:  %1
  •    Account Name:  %2
  •    Account Domain:  %3
  •    Logon ID:  %4

Key Information:

  •    Key Identifier: %5
  •    Recovery Server: %6
  •    Recovery Key ID: %8
  •    Recovery Reason: %7

Status Information:

  •    Status Code: %9

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