Logon Logoff Event: 4779

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Account Management » Logon Logoff Event: 4779

Event ID 4779 – A session was disconnected from a Window Station

Event ID 4779
Category Logon/Logoff
Sub-Category Other Logon/Logoff Events
Type Success Audit
Description A session was disconnected from a Windows Station

If a user disconnects from an existing Terminal Services session, or switches away from an existing desktop using Fast User Switching, event 4779 is generated. This event is also triggered when a user disconnects from a virtual host.

This log provides the following information:

  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Session Name
  • Client Name
  • Client Address

Why does event ID 4779 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor specific sessions when Fast User Switching is disabled
  • To monitor connections when remote desktop connections are not allowed for certain users
  • To keep an eye on the internal IP addresses list
  • To monitor actions of high value accounts
  • To detect anomalies and malicious actions
  • To ensure non-active, external, and restricted accounts are not used
  • To ensure that only white-listed accounts perform certain specific actions
  • To enforce conventions and compliances

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Event 4779 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2008 R2 and 7
  • Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
  • Windows 2016 and 10

Corresponding events in Windows 2003 and before: 683

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