Event ID 644 - User Account Locked Out
|Sub category||User account management|
|Description||A user account was locked out|
When a user account is locked out in Active Directory, event ID 644 gets logged.
This log data gives the following information:
|Subject: User who performed the action||Security ID
|Account that was locked out:||Security ID
Why event ID 644 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
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 644 applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2000
- Windows 2003 and XP
Corresponding event ID for 644 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4740