Windows Security Log Event ID 4946

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019
Category
 • Subcategory
Policy Change
 • MPSSVC Rule-Level Policy Change
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
851 , 852  
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4946: A change has been made to Windows Firewall exception list. A rule was added

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Exceptions define traffic that bypasses other Windows Firewall rules.

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Description Fields in 4946

Profile Changed: Domain, Private, Public, All

Added Rule:

Name and ID of the rule added.
These rules are defined in Group Policy and in the Windows Firewall with Advanced Services MMC console.

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Examples of 4946

A change has been made to Windows Firewall exception list. A rule was added.

Profile Changed: All
Added Rule:
   Rule ID: DNSSrv-UDP-Out
   Rule Name: @dns.exe,-1005

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