Account Logon Event: 4777

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Account Logon » Event ID 4777 - The domain controller failed to validate the credentials for an account

Event ID 4777 - The domain controller failed to validate the credentials for an account

Event ID 4777
Category Account Logon
Sub category Credential Validation
Description The domain controller failed to validate the credentials for an account

When a DC fails to authenticate an account, event ID 4777 is logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Authentication Package
Logon Account
Source Workstation
Error Code

Why event ID 4777 needs to be monitored?

  • Prevention of privilege abuse
  • Detection of potential malicious activity
  • Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
  • Compliance mandates

Pro tip:

ADAudit Plus account logon real-time pre-configured reports help identify miscreant users attempting logon into machines that requires elevated privileges and provide evidence for any action administered by any user. These reports can be advantageously in overcoming account logon audit challenges.

Event 4777 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10

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