Account Management Event: 636

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Account Management » Event ID 636 - Security Enabled Local Group Member Added

Event ID 636 - Security Enabled Local Group Member Added

Event ID 636
Category Account management
Sub category Audit Security Group Management
Description A member was added to a security-enabled local group

When Active Directory objects such as an user/group/computer is added to a security local group, event ID 636 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Logon ID
Member: Object added to the security group Security ID
Account Name
Group: Security local group to which the object was added Security ID
Group Name
Group Domain
Additional Information Privileges

Why event ID 636 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 alerts and tracks critical activities such as adding or removing user/group/computer to security groups, thus making Active Directory auditing much easier.  

Event 636 applies to the following operating systems: 

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID for 636 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4732

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