Logon Logoff Event: 683

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Account Management » Logon Logoff Event: 683

Event ID 683 – Session Disconnected From Winstation

Event ID 683
Category Logon/Logoff
Type Success Audit
Description Session disconnected from Winstation

If a user merely disconnects from a terminal server session, instead of initiating a complete logoff, event 683 is generated. A complete logoff is registered as event ID 538.

Event 683 is generated only for information purposes.

This log data provides the following information:

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

Why does event ID 683 need to be monitored?

  • 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 683 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista is 4779.

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