Windows Security Log Event ID 4766

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019 and 2022
 • Subcategory
Account Management
 • User Account Management
Type Failure
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before

4766: An attempt to add SID History to an account failed

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Examples of 4766

An attempt to add SID History to an account failed.


   Security ID:
   Account Name:  %5
   Account Domain:  %6
   Logon ID:  %7

Target Account:

   Security ID:  %4
   Account Name:  %2
   Account Domain:  %3
   Source Account
   Account Name:  %1

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