Event ID 4800 – The Workstaion Was Locked
|Sub-Category||Other Logon/Logoff Events|
|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