Account Management Event: 626

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Account Management » Event ID 626 - User Account Enabled

Event ID 626 - User Account Enabled

Event ID 626
Category Account management
Sub category User account management
Description A user account was enabled

When a user account is enabled in Active Directory, event ID 626 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Target Account: Enabled user account Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain

Why event ID 626 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

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Event 626 applies to the following operating systems: 

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID for 626 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4722