Windows Security Log Event ID 4956

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Windows Server 2019 and 2022
 • Subcategory
Policy Change
 • MPSSVC Rule-Level Policy Change
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before

4956: Windows Firewall has changed the active profile

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This event is logged whenever Windows Firewall switches between Domain and Public profiles.

You will usually see this event whenever Windows Firewall starts up since it starts out in Public and then after initialization switches to Domain if appropriate.

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Windows Firewall has changed the active profile.

New Active Profile: Domain

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