Windows Security Log Event ID 4698

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
 • Other Object Access Events
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before

4698: A scheduled task was created

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The user indicated in Subject: just created a new scheduled task (Start menu\Accessories\System Tools\Task Scheduler) identified by Task Name:.

This is an important change control event.  See related events for changes to Scheduled Tasks: 4699, 4700, 4701, 4702

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Description Fields in 4698


The user and logon session that performed the action.

  • Security ID:  The SID of the account.
  • Account Name: The account logon name.
  • Account Domain: The domain or - in the case of local accounts - computer name.
  • Logon ID is a semi-unique (unique between reboots) number that identifies the logon session.  Logon ID allows you to correlate backwards to the logon event (4624) as well as with other events logged during the same logon session.

Task Information:

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Examples of 4698

A scheduled task was created.


   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Administrator
   Account Name:  Administrator
   Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y
   Logon ID:  0x192a4

Task Information:

Task Name:   \NiteWork
Task Content:   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.2" xmlns="">
   <Principal id="Author">
<Actions Context="Author">
     <Body>NiteWork has started</Body>
</Task> :

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