Windows Security Log Event ID 638

Operating Systems Windows Server 2000
Windows 2003 and XP
CategoryAccount Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista
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638: Security Enabled Local Group Deleted

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Security local group deletedType:

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.

Scope:

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

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Description Fields in 638

  •  Target Account Name: %1
  •  Target Domain: %2
  •  Target Account ID: %3
  •  Caller User Name: %4
  •  Caller Domain: %5
  •  Caller Logon ID: %6
  •  Privileges: %7

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Examples of 638

Security Enabled Local Group Deleted:
Target Account Name:AccountingStaff
Target Domain:ELMW2
Target Account ID:AccountingStaff
DEL:ffe84f0d-260a-4be2-a85b-f26a29e2a8d1
Caller User Name:Administrator
Caller Domain:ELMW2
Caller Logon ID:(0x0,0x12D622)
Privileges:-

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