Windows Security Log Event ID 697

Operating Systems Windows 2003 and XP
CategoryAccount Management
Type Success
Corresponding events
in Windows 2008
and Vista
 
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697: Password Policy Checking API is called

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Microsoft says this is "typical behavior" and can be ignored.  I concur.  You may frequently see it on SQL Servers.

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Description Fields in 697

  •  Caller Username: %1
  •  Caller Domain: %2
  •  Caller Logon ID: %3
  •  Caller Workstation: %4
  •  Provided User Name (unauthenticated): %5
  •  Status Code: %6

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Examples of 697

Password Policy Checking API is called:
  Caller Username: Administrator
  Caller Domain: ACME
  Caller Logon ID: (0x0,0xA20FA)
  Caller Workstation: 10.0.0.78
  Provided User Name (unauthenticated): aklsdjiwuerowierlkmclknlaksjdqweiquroijlkasjlkq
  Status Code: 0x0

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