Process Tracking Event: 6416

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Process Tracking » Event ID 6416 - A new external device was recognized by the system.

Event ID 6416 - A new external device was recognized by the system.

Event ID 6416
Category Process tracking
Sub category Plug and play
Description A new external device was recognized by the system.

When the system recognizes a new external device (for example a USB), event ID 6416 is logged.

This log data gives the following information:

Subject: User who performed the action
  • Security ID
  • Account Name
  • Account Domain
  • Logon ID
  • Device ID
  • Device Name
  • Class ID
  • Class Name
Vendor IDs
  • Device types specified by vendor.
Compatible IDs
  • Remote IP Address
  • Remote Port
Port Information
  • Which port it was connected on the computer.

Why event ID 6416 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 6416 applies to the following operating systems: 

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10