Windows Security Log Event ID 648

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

648: Security Disabled Local Group Created

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Distribution local 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.

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

This event only appears on Domain Controllers.

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Description Fields in 648

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

Windows Server 2003 adds these fields:

  • Attributes:
  • Sam Account Name: %8
  • Sid History: %9

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Examples of 648

Security [type] [scope] Group Created:
New Account Name:AccountingStaff
New Domain:ELMW2
New Account ID:ELMW2\AccountingStaff
Caller User Name:Administrator
Caller Domain:ELMW2
Caller Logon ID:(0x0,0x12D622)

Windows Server 2003 adds these fields

Sam Account Name:TestGroup
Sid History:-

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