The event shows up like the following:
Event ID: 529
Type: Failure Audit
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTE
Reason: Unknown user name or bad password
User Name: randyb
Logon Type: 2
Logon Process: IIS
Authentication Package: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
Workstation Name: Snoopy1
Snoopy1 is the server name. We don't have a user name as randyb in our domain. I can track down the ip address of randyb. Here's the problem:
Our IT department believes that a "spidering technology" such as AskJeeves is indexing our servers. I think that it is a hacker using a password cracker against us. Can an indexing situation cause a 529 event id error? If not, how is randyb trying to get into our servers so that I can stop him? This is a NT 4 box. Randyb is a remote user that isn't a domain user of ours.
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