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[Migrated from MSDN Exchange Dev]Event ID: 4625 & 4771

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Event ID: 4625 & 4771

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Hello,

It was unclear on which forum to select.

We have been starting to get a number of entries for event IDs: 4625 and 4771. I see this article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/auditing/event-4625 but it does not show how to correct this.

It shows:

Failure Information:

             Failure Reason:                 Unknown user name or bad password.

             Status:                                  0xC000006D

             Sub Status:                         0xC000006A

The users which show up in the event viewer are not entering the incorrect user name or password multiple times. How can this be corrected?

Thanks,

Roger

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KaelYao-MSFT answered ·

Hi,Roger.
Since you posted the question in an Exchange forum,I suppose you have an Exchange server in your environment.

Did you get the event 4625 on your Exchange server and event 4771 on the domain controller?
Have the users in the event changed their passwords recently?
If so,it may be resulted from cached credentials which are outdated in users' devices.
Please have a check if it's the cause of the problem.

Meanwhile,please also check if the source ip addresses in the event are actually used by the users.
Or it may be an attack.


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vallee answered ·

Hello Kael,

Yes, the 4625 event is on the exchange server and the 4771 event is on the domain controller. The users changed their passwords in September and October. When you say it may be resulting from cached credentials which are outdated on users' devices, are you saying on their PCs or mobile phones? They both use their PCs each day and have exchange configured on their iphones which they use daily.

I have checked the credential manager on one of the user's PC and do not see any cached credentials other than a generic windows credential "virtualapp/didlogical" which has the current date. This appears to be since I logged on to his PC.

I also ran rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr and only the same "virtualapp/didlogical" (windows live) credential appears.

Our firewall doesn't indicate an attack. The syslog server doesn't indicate an attack.

If it is from cached credentials, where else do I need to search to remove stale credentials. Yes, the IPs shown are for their PCs.



Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: 10/29/2020 6:09:18 AM
Event ID: 4625
Task Category: Logon
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Failure
User: N/A
Computer: XXXX.XXXX.com
Description:
An account failed to log on.

Subject:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0

Logon Type: 3

Account For Which Logon Failed:
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: XXXX@XXXX.com
Account Domain:

Failure Information:
Failure Reason: Unknown user name or bad password.
Status: 0xC000006D
Sub Status: 0xC000006A

Process Information:
Caller Process ID: 0x0
Caller Process Name: -

Network Information:
Workstation Name: XXXX-PC
Source Network Address: XXXX
Source Port: 61076

Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTLM
Transited Services: -
Package Name (NTLM only): -
Key Length: 0

This event is generated when a logon request fails. It is generated on the computer where access was attempted.

The Subject fields indicate the account on the local system which requested the logon. This is most commonly a service such as the Server service, or a local process such as Winlogon.exe or Services.exe.

The Logon Type field indicates the kind of logon that was requested. The most common types are 2 (interactive) and 3 (network).

The Process Information fields indicate which account and process on the system requested the logon.

The Network Information fields indicate where a remote logon request originated. Workstation name is not always available and may be left blank in some cases.

The authentication information fields provide detailed information about this specific logon request.
- Transited services indicate which intermediate services have participated in this logon request.
- Package name indicates which sub-protocol was used among the NTLM protocols.
- Key length indicates the length of the generated session key. This will be 0 if no session key was requested.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">;
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" Guid="{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}" />
<EventID>4625</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>0</Level>
<Task>12544</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8010000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-10-29T10:09:18.063423700Z" />
<EventRecordID>97899359</EventRecordID>
<Correlation ActivityID="{037D9A44-A43C-0000-579A-7D033CA4D601}" />
<Execution ProcessID="672" ThreadID="708" />
<Channel>Security</Channel>
<Computer>XXXX.XXXX.com</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="SubjectUserSid">S-1-0-0</Data>
<Data Name="SubjectUserName">-</Data>
<Data Name="SubjectDomainName">-</Data>
<Data Name="SubjectLogonId">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="TargetUserSid">S-1-0-0</Data>
<Data Name="TargetUserName">XXXX@XXXX.com</Data>
<Data Name="TargetDomainName">
</Data>
<Data Name="Status">0xc000006d</Data>
<Data Name="FailureReason">%%2313</Data>
<Data Name="SubStatus">0xc000006a</Data>
<Data Name="LogonType">3</Data>
<Data Name="LogonProcessName">NtLmSsp </Data>
<Data Name="AuthenticationPackageName">NTLM</Data>
<Data Name="WorkstationName">XXXX-PC</Data>
<Data Name="TransmittedServices">-</Data>
<Data Name="LmPackageName">-</Data>
<Data Name="KeyLength">0</Data>
<Data Name="ProcessId">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="ProcessName">-</Data>
<Data Name="IpAddress">XXXX</Data>
<Data Name="IpPort">61076</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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Hi Roger,
Sorry for the late reply.

Is this computer domain-joined?
If so,please try unjoining and rejoining the computer from the domain.
And see if there will still be events generated.
If the problem persists,please check if the source ip address in the log is actually the address of the computer .


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vallee answered ·

This is all set now.

Thanks.

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Hi,
Did your problem get resolved?
If so,would you please share with us how you resolved it if you don't mind?

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