Windows Security Log Event ID 4701

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

4701: A scheduled task was disabled

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

In its disabled the state the task will not run at its scheduled time until re-enabled.

This is an important change control event.  See related events for changes to Scheduled Tasks: 4698, 4699, 4700, 4702

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Description Fields in 4701


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 4701

A scheduled task was disabled.


Security ID:  ACME\administrator
Account Name:  administrator
Account Domain:  ACME
Logon ID:  0x9d0fd3

Task Information:

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

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