Account Management Event: 4740

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Account Management » Event ID 4740 - A user account was locked out

Event ID 4740 - A user account was locked out

Event ID 4740
Category Account management
Sub category User account management
Description A user account was locked out

When a user account is locked out in Active Directory, event ID 4740 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Account that was locked out:  Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Additional Information Privileges

Why event ID 4740 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 makes Active Directory auditing very easy by tracking Password Status Changes for Users like password set or changed and account locked out/unlocked details with the help of pre-defined reports and instant alerts.

Event 4740 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

Corresponding event ID for 4740 in Windows Server 2003 and older is 644

 

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