Account Management Event: 686

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Account Management » Event ID 686 - Password of the following user accessed

Event ID 686 - Password of the following user accessed

Event ID 686
Category Account management
Description Password of the following user accessed

This log data gives the following information:

Target User Name
Target User Domain
By user
Caller User Name
Caller Domain
Caller Logon ID

Why event ID 686 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 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 686 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

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