Windows Security Log Event ID 4745

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Account Management
 • Distribution Group Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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4745: A security-disabled local group was changed

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The user in Subject: changed the Local Distribution group identified in Group:.

This event is only logged on domain controllers.

In Active Directory Users and Computers "Security Disabled" groups are referred to as Distribution groups. AD has 2 types of groups: Security and Distribution. Distribution (security disabled) groups are for distribution lists in Exchange and cannot be assigned permissions or rights. Security (security enabled) groups can be used for permissions, rights and as distribution lists.

A domain local group can have members from any trusted domain.

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Description Fields in 4745

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.

Group:

  • Security ID:  The SID of the affected group
  • Group Name: Name of affected group
  • Group Domain:  Domain of affected group

Attributes:

  • SAM Account Name: Pre-win2k name of affected group
  • SID History:  used when migrating legacy NT domains or merging domains 

Additional Information:

  • Privileges:  always "-"

 

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Examples of 4745

A security-disabled local group was changed.
Subject:

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

Group:

   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Human Resources
   Group Name:  Human Resources
   Group Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y

Changed Attributes:

   SAM Account Name: -
   SID History:  -

Additional Information:

   Privileges:  -

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