Account Management Event: 688

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Account Management » Event ID 688 - Basic Application Group Changed

Event ID 688 - Basic Application Group Changed

Event ID 688
Category Account management
Description A basic application group was changed

In Active Directory, when a basic application group was changed, event ID 688 gets logged.

This log data gives the following information:

New Account Name
New Domain
New Account ID
Caller User Name
Caller Domain
Caller Logon ID
Changed Attributes
Sam Account Name
Sid History

Why event ID 688 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:

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Event 688 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP