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How do I search for and combine Windows event pairs (4663 and 4660) that are generated when a file is deleted?

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I want to find exact events that point to a delete file event in Windows share.

There are two events generated at the same time when you delete a file, with the same "Description code" , but recorded in sequence in +/- 3 sec time range, first 4663, then 4660. However, their "RecordNumbers" differ by one. In 4660 a sequence number one greater than that of 4663.

For instance:

EVENT #2 4660

  11/11/2015 03:11:31 PM
  LogName=Security
  SourceName=Microsoft Windows security auditing. 
  EventCode=4660
  RecordNumber=6953203

  Message=Object deleted.

Субъект:     
    Security ID:        MYDOMAIN\UserTest   
    User name:      UserTest    
    Domain:      MYDOMAIN   

Объект:
    Object Server:  Security
Description code:   0x16c8

EVENT #1 4663

  11/11/2015 03:11:31 PM
    LogName=Security
    SourceName=Microsoft Windows security auditing.
    EventCode=4663
    RecordNumber=6953202

    Message=Access to the object.

Субъект:
    Security ID:        MYDOMAIN\UserTest
    User name:      UserTest
    Domain:     MYDOMAIN

Объект:
    Object Server:  Security
    Object type:        File
    Object Name:        D:\share01\support\MyVideos\Race_the_best.avi
    Description code:       0x16c8


Сведения о запросе на доступ:
    Операции доступа:        DELETE

How do I find and combine in one all these event pairs, that have occurred in 3 sec time range?

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Re: How do I search for and combine Windows event pairs (4663 and 4660) that are generated when a file is deleted?

Legend

What output do you want to see? A list of deleted files? The actual events?

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Re: How do I search for and combine Windows event pairs (4663 and 4660) that are generated when a file is deleted?

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Yes, I just want to know When-Who-What-Deleted? I want to find and coalesce two event 4663 and 4660 to one IF:
1 - they have identical Description code ("0x16c8" in my example);
2 - in event 4660 a RecordNumber one greater than that of 4663 (4663-6957600 and 4660-6957601);
3 - they occured in +/- 3 sec. time range;

Now I have the table like this:

1 | 11.11.2015 17:46 | TestUser | 0x16c8 | 4660 | 6957601 |
2 | 11.11.2015 17:46 | TestUser | 0x16c8 | 4663 | 6957600 | D:\share01\Race_01.avi | DELETE

And want to get this:

11.11.2015 17:46 | TestUser | 0x16c8 | 4663, 4660 | 6957600, 6957601 | D:\share01\Race_01.avi | DELETE

p.s. Am I the first who want to monitor Windows file shares by Splunk? Because, I didn't find any APPs for it or any info in Splunk wiki...

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Re: How do I search for and combine Windows event pairs (4663 and 4660) that are generated when a file is deleted?

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Give something like this a try:

sourcetype=WinEventLog:Security EventCode=4660 OR EventCode=4663 | fields EventCode RecordNumber User_Name Object_Name Object_type Description_code | eval RecordNumber = if(EventCode==4660, RecordNumber - 1, RecordNumber) | stats values(Object_Name) as Name Values(Object_type) as Type values(User_Name) as user by RecordNumber Description_code host 

The trick here is subtracting one from the second event's recordnumber so it matches exactly. Alternatively you could do a transaction:

sourcetype=WinEventLog:Security EventCode=4660 OR EventCode=4663 | fields EventCode RecordNumber User_Name Object_Name Object_type Description_code | transaction maxspan=3s host Description_code 

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Re: How do I search for and combine Windows event pairs (4663 and 4660) that are generated when a file is deleted?

Explorer

I've got it with additional parameter "endswith"

host=FileSerevr01 sourcetype="WinEventLog:Security" EventCode = 4663 OR 4660 | transaction Handle_ID Object_Name maxpause=1s endswith="An object was deleted" | table _time, Account Name, Object_Name, Accesses
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