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SolarWinds attempts to log into a remote server as OrionHostName$

Created by William Muhle, last modified by Aileen de Lara_ret on Aug 26, 2016

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In the DC Security logs report, SolarWinds has attempted to log in to a server as OrionHostName$.  The credentials do not provides any information.

The Event ID is 4625:

Log Name:      Security
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date:          1/01/2016 12:00:00 AM
Event ID:      4625
Task Category: Logon
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Audit Failure
User:          N/A
Computer:      OrionServerName
An account failed to log on.

                Security ID:                         NULL SID
                Account Name:                 -
                Account Domain:                             -
                Logon ID:                             0x0
Logon Type:                                       3


Any SolarWinds product polling a server outside of the domain using WMI.


A cosmetic Microsoft bug.


See the following Microsoft KB:

System Management causes an unexpected Failure Audit events (© 2016 Microsoft, available at, obtained on August 26, 2016.)


The only thing that you can attempt to do from the SolarWinds side is to run the Job Engine v2 as a Local Admin instead of under a System account.


Warning: This can be undone if you uninstalled/reinstalled the Job Engines or if you upgraded/ran the configuration wizard.


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18:56, 25 Aug 2016