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Event ID: 529 Security Failure Audit

Hi

I administer a server that has recently begun to run very slowly, at times almost stopping altogether and requiring a reboot.

Several weeks ago our ISP locked us out because we were sending spam. I believe that I've dealt with that problem but the slow down persists.

The audit log was clear for several days then suddenly started to be littered with failures ID 529. I changed the Admin password to an obscure 20 random character one which seemed to help but this has begun again. For example

Logon Failure:
       Reason:            Unknown user name or bad password
       User Name:      1
       Domain:            ***************
       Logon Type:      10
       Logon Process:      User32  
       Authentication Package:      Negotiate
       Workstation Name:      *****-SBS2K3
       Caller User Name:      *****-SBS2K3$
       Caller Domain:      ***************
       Caller Logon ID:      (0x0,0x3E7)
       Caller Process ID:      10432
       Transited Services:      -
       Source Network Address:      193.213.31.96
       Source Port:      63609

I've run a netsta -ano and the result is below but I'm not sure how to interpret it.

 netstat -ano result
The local address of the server is 192.168.16.1
Outside address is 62.49.88.84
My IP is 81.174.141.3

There are several IPs listed in the report that are unknown eg: 193.213.31.96:53822 showing Established. Am I correct in thinking that the Failure listed above from the same IP address port 63609 has connected successfully on port 53822?

If this is the case can someone give me some suggestion how to deal with the problem?

Thanks in advance

GHB
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Gordon710
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connectexCommented:
It looks like someone is attempting logons via port (3389 RDP). I'd recommend you disable forwarding port 3389 or restrict it to known IP addresses, if possible. If you must have RDP access I recommend you use a VPN then use RDP or consider another method of connecting to the server. It's not uncommon to see this when RDP is internet accessible.

-Matt-
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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Gordon710Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay in closing I've been away.
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