Windows Security Log Event ID 628
Operating Systems Windows Server 2000
Windows 2003 and XP
CategoryAccount Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista
Discussions on Event ID 628
Event ID 628: Password reset by NTAUTHORITY\System
Event ID 628 Password Reset Caller User Name not identified

628: User Account password set

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On Windows 2000, this event does not get logged by w2k despite MS documentation.

This event DOES get logged on Windows Server 2003.

This event indicates the "caller" user reset the password of the "target" user. Password resets do not required knowledge of the current password. See event 627 for password changes by the user himself. This event will also be accompanied by event 642 showing that the Password Last Set date field was updated.

  • Target Account Name: %1
  • Target Domain: %2
  • Target Account ID: %3
  • Caller User Name: %4
  • Caller Domain: %5
  • Caller Logon ID: %6

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User Account password set:
  Target Account Name: Fred
  Target Domain: ACME
  Target Account ID: ACME\Fred
  Caller User Name: Administrator
  Caller Domain: ACME
  Caller Logon ID: (0x0,0x16FD6)

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