Windows Security Log Event ID 653

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

653: Security Disabled Global Group Created

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Global distribution group created


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 653

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

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Examples of 653

Security Disabled Global 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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