Logon Logoff Event: 6280

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Event ID 6280 – Network Policy Server Policy Unlocked The User Account

Event ID 6280
Category Logon/Logoff
Sub-Category Audit Network Policy Server
Description The network policy server policy unlocked the user account

Events which are audited under the Audit Network Policy Server sub-category are triggered when a user's access request are related to RADIUS (IAS) and Network Access Protection (NAP) activity. The requests are of the following types: Lock, Unlock, Grant, Deny, Discard, and Quarantine.

Every IAS and NAP user access request generates an audit event if the Network Policy Server auditing is configured, and if the NAS and IAS roles are installed on the server.

Example of 6280 log:



Security ID: %1

Account Name: %2

Account Domain: %3

Fully Qualified Account Name: %4

Why does event ID 6280 need to be monitored?

On servers that run Network Policy Server (NPS), the event volume ranges from medium to high. NAP events help understand the overall health of the network, and hence must be monitored.

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Event 6280 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10