Windows Security Log Event ID 631

Operating Systems Windows Server 2000
Windows 2003 and XP
CategoryAccount Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista

631: Security Enabled Global Group Created

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Global security group created.Type:

AD has 2 types of groups: Security and Distribution. Distribution (security disabled) groups are for distribution lists in Exchange and cannot be assigned permissions or rights. Security (security enabled) groups can be used for permissions, rights and as distribution lists.


AD has 3 scopes of groups: Local, Global, Universal. See knowledge base article 326265.

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Description Fields in 631

  • New Account Name: %1
  • New Domain: %2
  • New Account ID: %3
  • Caller User Name: %4
  • Caller Domain: %5
  • Caller Logon ID: %6
  • Privileges: %7
  • Attributes: (the following are in Windows Server 2003 only)
  • Sam Account Name: %8
  • Sid History: %9

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Examples of 631

Security Enabled Global Group Created:
  New Account Name: Payroll
  New Domain: ACME
  New Account ID: Payroll
  Caller User Name: administrator
  Caller Domain: ACME
  Caller Logon ID: (0x0,0x3C08A)
  Privileges: -
  Sam Account Name: Payroll
  Sid History: -

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