Event ID 655 - Security Disabled Global Group Member Added
|Sub category||Distribution group management|
|Description||A member was added to a security-disabled global group|
When Active Directory objects such as an user/group/computer is added to a global distribution group, event ID 655 gets logged.
This log data gives the following information:
|Subject: User who performed the action||Security ID
|Member: Object added to the distribution group||Security ID
|Group: Distribution group to which the object was added||Security ID
Why event ID 655 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 alerts and tracks critical activities such as adding or removing user/group/computer to security and distribution groups, thus making Active Directory auditing much easier.
Event 655 applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2000
- Windows 2003 and XP
Corresponding event ID for 655 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4751