Account Management Event: 684

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Account Management » Event ID 684 - Set ACLs of members in administrators groups

Event ID 684 - Set ACLs of members in administrators groups

Event ID 684
Category Account management
Sub category User account management
Description The ACL was set on accounts which are members of administrators groups

In Active Directory, when ACL is set on accounts that are members of administrators group, event ID 684 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 Security ID
Account Name
Account Domain
Additional Information Privileges

Why event ID 684 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:

Real-time Group Policy change audit reports from ADAudit Plus audits all changes that happen to a Group Policy object over its lifetime and provides a clear insight on the history of changes made to the Group Policy object. 

Event 684 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID for 684 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4780

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