Windows Security Log Event ID 4712

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Policy Change
 • Filtering Platform Policy Change
Type Failure
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
 
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4712: IPsec Services encountered a potentially serious failure

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In theory this reports when the service cannot perform its required tasks, such as properly processing filters, or cannot protect traffic sent or received by one or more of the network adapters attached to the computer.

Microsoft suggests restarting the computer to resolve this problem.

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