Windows Security Log Event ID 4726

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Account Management
 • User Account Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
630  
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4726: A user account was deleted

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The user identified by Subject: deleted the user identified by Target Account:. 

This event is logged both for local SAM accounts and domain accounts.

You will also see event ID 4738 informing you of the same information.

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Description Fields in 4726

Subject:

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.

Target Account: 

  • Security ID:  SID of the account
  • Account Name:  name of the account
  • Account Domain: domain of the account

Additional Information:

  • Privileges: unknown.  Start a discussion on this event if you have information to share!

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Examples of 4726

A user account was deleted.

Subject:

   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Administrator
   Account Name:  Administrator
   Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y
   Logon ID:  0x1fd23

Target Account:

  Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\bob
  Account Name:  bob
  Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y

Additional Information:

   Privileges -

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