Applies to: 

Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012

Requirement: 

You would like to investigate who has deleted a user account from Active Directory.

Prerequisite: 

Auditing has to be configured on Domain controllers, especially, “Audit account management” policy must be configured and you need to define both Success and Failure policy settings. To configure Auditing on Domain Controllers, you need to edit and update DDCP (Default Domain Controller Policy)

When a user account is deleted from Active Directory, an event is logged with Event ID: 4726

Event Details for Event ID: 4726

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A user account was deleted.
Subject:
  Security ID:  TESTLAB\Santosh
  Account Name:  Santosh
  Account Domain:  TESTLAB
  Logon ID:  0x8190601
Target Account:
  Security ID:  TESTLAB\Random
  Account Name:  Random
  Account Domain:  TESTLAB
Additional Information:
  Privileges  -

Applies to: Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012

Requirement:  You would like to investigate who has deleted a user account from Active Directory.

Prerequisite: Auditing has to be configured on Domain controllers, especially, “Audit account management” policy must be configured and you need to define both Success and Failure policy settings. To configure Auditing on Domain Controllers, you need to edit and update DDCP (Default Domain Controller Policy)

When a user account is deleted from Active Directory, an event is logged with Event ID: 4726

Event Details for Event ID: 4726

A user account was deleted.

 

Subject:

  Security ID:  TESTLAB\Santosh

  Account Name:  Santosh

  Account Domain:  TESTLAB

  Logon ID:  0x8190601

 

Target Account:

  Security ID:  TESTLAB\Random

  Account Name:  Random

  Account Domain:  TESTLAB

 

Additional Information:

  Privileges  -

 

In this example TESTLAB\Santosh has deleted user account TESTLAB\Random


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