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Rule 59205
Status Active
Alert Message Windows Logon Failure



Windows has detected a logon failure. The attempted logon may have an incorrect password, username or other authentication credential has failed. Accounts that are locked out may also generate logon failures when attempts are made to use locked out accounts.

Associated Windows Event IDs

  • 529
  • 530
  • 531
  • 532
  • 533
  • 534
  • 535
  • 536
  • 537
  • 539
  • 4625

What you should do

This means that the logon failed to authenticate correctly. If this event has occurred because of a bad password, time restrictions or other specific reasons additional rules will be triggered for the event. This is a generic alert from Microsoft, and you should check for additional events for this agent to see what the specific reason the logon failed. Additional rules for this category of events are:

[HIDS_59222] Windows: Remote Logon Failure - Unknown user or bad password

[HIDS_59223] Logon Failure - Account logon time restriction violation

[HIDS_59224] Logon Failure - Account currently disabled

[HIDS_59225] Logon Failure - Specified account expired

[HIDS_59226] Logon Failure - User not allowed to login at this computer

[HIDS_59227] Logon Failure - User not granted logon type

[HIDS_59228] Logon Failure - Account's password expired

[HIDS_59229] Logon Failure - Internal error

[HIDS_59230] Logon Failure - Account locked out


False Positives

There are no false positives with this rule.

Tuning Guidance

There is no guidance for tuning this rule, this is a generic Windows error and the rule should not be disabled.

Additional Information


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