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Windows 7: Multiple Audit Failures for same Event ID

17 Jun 2015   #1
MPF2015

Windows 7 Ulimate SP1 32-bit
 
 
Multiple Audit Failures for same Event ID

(If this is not the correct sub-forum, can an Admin please move it? Thanks)

For various reasons, I chose to have a look at various event logs on my PC (Win7/Firefox).

Should I be concerned that I have, literally, thousands of identical "Audit Failure" events (EventID - 4656, Source - AlertSource) logged every day?

The object in question is:

Object Server: PlugPlayManager
Object Type: Security
Object Name: PlugPlaySecurityObject
Handle ID: 0x0

Process information:
Process ID: 0x398
Process Name: C:\Windows\System\svchost.exe

Access Request Information:
Accesses: Unknown specific accesses
Access Reasons: -
Access Mask: 0x2
Privileges Used for Access Check: -
Restricted SID Count: 0


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17 Jun 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

To understand a repeat error like that when Troubleshooting Windows 7 we google its identifiers and text, then read how others have resolved it. It seems negligible. Do you have performance issues?
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18 Jun 2015   #3
MPF2015

Windows 7 Ulimate SP1 32-bit
 
 

I have performance issues around speed and frequently losing wireless network connectivity.

I did several google searches but all the responses I found related to admins trying to resolve issues on servers.

I understand the nature of the alerts, to a degree, i.e. that it cannot find a description for the event but, beyond that, I am unsure of what is triggering the events, what the risk is (if there is risk) and what action I need to take to now.
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18 Jun 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

Start by Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7.

Then flush dns.

Continue with the fixes discussed when googling the error text and number.
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