Process Tracking Event: 601

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Process Tracking » Event ID 601 - Attempt to install service

Event ID 601 - Attempt to install service

Event ID 601
Category Process tracking
Description Attempt to install service

In Active Directory, when a new service is installed, event ID 601 is logged.

This log data gives the following information:

  • Service Name
  • Service File Name
  • Service Type
  • Service Start Type
  • Service Account
  • User Name
  • Domain
  • Logon ID

Why event ID 601 needs to be monitored?

  • Prevention of privilege abuse
  • Detection of potential malicious activity
  • Operational purposes like getting information on user activity like user attendance, peak logon times, etc.
  • Compliance mandates

Pro tip:

User management audit reports from ADAudit Plus help in monitoring user management actions in real-time and maintaining a record of actions done by users, administrators and technicians that helps in efficient functioning of an organization.

Event 601 applies to the following operating systems: 

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

  • Corresponding event ID for 601 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista is 4697