Windows Security Log Event ID 4800
Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Logon/Logoff
 • Other Logon/Logoff Events
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
 
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4800: The workstation was locked

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When either a user manually locks his workstation or the workstation automatically locks its console after a period of inactivity this event is logged.

To find out when the user returned and unlocked the workstation look for event ID 4801.

If a screen saver is used, there is a relationship between this event and 4802/4803  See event ID 4802 for an explanation of the sequence of events.

Subject:

The user and logon session involved.

  • Security ID:  The SID of the account.
  • Account Name: The account logon name.
  • Account Domain: The domain or - in the case of local accounts - computer name.
  • Logon ID is a semi-unique (unique between reboots) number that identifies the logon session.  Logon ID allows you to correlate backwards to the logon event (4624) as well as with other events logged during the same logon session.

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The workstation was locked.

Subject:

   Security ID:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y\Administrator
   Account Name:  Administrator
   Account Domain:  WIN-R9H529RIO4Y
   Logon ID:  0x1be4b
   Session ID: 1

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