Policy Change Event: 625

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Account Management » Policy Change Event: 625

Event ID 625 – User Account Type Changed

Event ID 625
Category Policy Change
Type Success Audit

Event ID 625 is logged when there is a change in a user's account type. This event is similar to event 642, where the user account is completely changed. In later Windows versions, events 625 and 642 are combined into event ID 4738.

This log data provides the following information:

  • Target Account Name
  • Target Domain
  • Target Account ID
  • New Type
  • Caller User Name
  • Caller Domain
  • Caller Logon ID

Why does event ID 625 need to be monitored?

  • To ensure certain critical user computer accounts are not the target account
  • To detect anomalies and malicious activities
  • To track certain user account control flags
  • To prevent privilege abuse

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Event 625 applies to the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

Corresponding event ID in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista is 4738.

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