Logon Logoff Event: 534

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Account Management » Logon Logoff Event: 534

Event ID 534 – Logon Failure: User Has Not Been Granted The Requested Logon Type At This Machine

Event ID 534
Category Logon/Logoff
Type Failure Audit
Description Logon failure – The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this machine

When the local security policy does not allow the user to log on in the requested fashion, event 534 is generated. This event gets generated on the server or workstation where the user failed to logon.

This log data provides the following information:

  • User Name
  • Domain
  • Logon Type
  • Logon Process
  • Authentication Package
  • Workstation Name

Additionally, in Windows Server 2003, the following information is also made available:

  • Caller User Name
  • Caller Domain
  • Caller Logon ID
  • Caller Process ID
  • Transited Services
  • Source Network Address
  • Source Port

Why does event ID 534 need to be monitored?

  • To detect brute-force, dictionary, and other password guess attacks.
  • To detect abnormal and possibly malicious internal activity.
  • To come up with a benchmark for the account lockout threshold policy.
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory mandates.

Pro Tip:

With in-depth reports, real-time alerts, and graphical displays, ADAudit Plus tracks logon failures, helping you meet your security, operational, and compliance needs with absolute ease.

Event 534 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding events in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista are 4625 and 5461.

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