Windows Security Log Event ID 5377

Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
 • Subcategory
Account Management
 • User Account Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
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5377: Credential Manager credentials were restored from a backup

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Credential Manager is the stored passwords feature in Windows that allows Windows to remember passwords for websites, shared folders, VPNs, etc.  From Control Panel\User Accounts\Manage your network passwords you can backup these stored credentials and/or restore them.  This event is logged when you restore them.

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Description Fields in 5377


  •  Security ID:  %1
  •  Account Name:  %2
  •  Account Domain:  %3
  •  Logon ID:  %4

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Examples of 5377

Credential Manager credentials were restored from a backup.


   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Administrator
   Account Name:  Administrator
   Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y
   Logon ID:  0x1ba0e

This event occurs when a user restores his Credential Manager credentials from a backup. A user (even an Administrator) cannot restore the credentials of an account other than his own.

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