Logon Logoff Event: 4800

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Account Management » Logon Logoff Event: 4800

Event ID 4800 – The Workstaion Was Locked

Event ID 4800
Category Logon/Logoff
Sub-Category Other Logon/Logoff Events
Type Success Audit
Description The workstation was locked.

If a workstation is locked manually by a user or automatically due to inactivity, event 4800 is generated. If a user returns and unlocks the workstation, event 4801 is triggered. In the case of the user using a screensaver, event 4800 is related to events 4802 and 4803.

This log provides the following information:

  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Session ID

Why does event ID 4800 need to be monitored?

  • To monitor when all a workstation is locked, and which accounts are used for that purpose
  • 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 4800 applies to the following operating systems:

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

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