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4608(S): Windows is starting up.

Event 4608 illustration

Subcategory: Audit Security State Change

Event Description:

This event is logged when LSASS.EXE process starts and the auditing subsystem is initialized.

It typically generates during operating system startup process.


For recommendations, see Security Monitoring Recommendations for this event.

Event XML:

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
 <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" Guid="{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}" /> 
 <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-10-09T05:25:38.222242500Z" /> 
 <Correlation /> 
 <Execution ProcessID="508" ThreadID="512" /> 
 <Security /> 
 <EventData /> 

Required Server Roles: None.

Minimum OS Version: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista.

Event Versions: 0.

Security Monitoring Recommendations

For 4608(S): Windows is starting up.

  • With this event, you can track system startup events.