Process Tracking Event: 861

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Process Tracking » Event ID 861 - The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic

Event ID 861 - The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic

Event ID 861
Category Process tracking
Description The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic

In Active Directory, when Windows firewall detecs any application listetning for incoming traffic, event ID 861 is logged.

This log data gives the following information:

  • Name
  • Path
  • Process identifier
  • User account
  • User domain
  • Service
  • RPC server
  • IP version
  • IP protocol
  • Port number
  • Allowed
  • User notified

Why event ID 861 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 861 applies to the following operating systems: 

  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows 2003 and XP

  • Corresponding event ID for 861 in Windows Server 2008 and Vista are 5154 , 5155  

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