Event ID 685 - Account Name Changed
|Sub category||User account management|
|Description||The name of an account was changed|
When the name of an account is changed in Active Directory, event ID 685 gets logged.
This log data gives the following information:
|Subject: User who performed the action||Security ID
|Target Account||Security ID
Old Account Name
New Account Name
Why event ID 685 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
User history reports from ADAudit Plus provides information on all the change actions done on a selected user during his life cycle.
Event 685 applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows Server 2000
- Windows 2003 and XP
Corresponding event ID for 685 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4781