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By RobertD. ·
Recently I have been getting "bumped off" the network. I can see everything, but when I try to save work, or go to another drive - I don't have access. When I check my account on an NT Server, I find my account is disabled/locked out. I have fiveNT4 Servers, and two other Win2000 Servers. I want to resolve the conflict so I don't get lock out of the network permanently. Thanks. Robert

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by carydahl In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

This would happen if a user has entered an incorrect password too many times with Either you learn to enter the password correctly or check the password never expires option.

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by RobertD. In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

Give me a break! I'm looking for a serious answer.

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by RobertD. In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

Point value changed by question poster.

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by Stillatit In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

When your account was set up in each domain, your administrator had various security settings enabled. One of these causes your account to be automatically disabled if you try to log in and enter the wrong password some (settable) number of times ina row. If you do this, the system will lock out your account for a (settable, may be infinite) number of minutes.

All accounts except the built-in administrator account are subject to this feature if it is turned on.

The accounts can be manually reset by an administrator using the User Manager for Domains program. Bring up the account and clear the "Locked out" checkbox.

If you are in a domain environment and all servers are members of the domain, you need to change this only on the domain. If you are in a workgroup environment this needs to be checked on every server.

Note also that in a workgroup environment if you plan to attach to various servers, your username and password must be the same on all of them, or you must specifiy your username and password as you attach to each server. This could be part of why you are being kicked out. If your password is not the same on all boxes, when you are logged on to box A and try to mount a disk on box B, it asks you for a password and you fail multiple times to attach, you will be locked out of box B for the time-out period.

If you are not the administrator, you need to talk to your administrator. If you are the administrator you need to examine the accounts you are using.

Good luck.

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by RobertD. In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

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by cryingdragon In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

I've seen this many times on my network.
It usually takes place when a user is
logged onto one machine and later logs
on to another machine and changes his
password without logging off of the first
machine. Since the user is still
connected to the first machine, the "old"
password is being passed along and
locking out the "new" password.

Find out if you are logged on to another
location and log out of that one.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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by RobertD. In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

After much searching, I did find a machine on the network that I was logged on - before I changed my password. Once I logged off that machine, the system accepted my password completely, and all disabled/lock out problems were resolved. Thanks to everyone for the help.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

If you have administrative rights, run User Manager for Domains, open Policies menu, choose Accounts. In window appeared take a look at Account Lockout part.
There you can specify number of bad attempts until lockout, lockout counter reset and lockout duration.
The last is the one you need. Set some reasonable time after which your account will be automatically unlocked.

If you don't have administrative priviledges you need to talk to administrator.

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by KaiserSose In reply to Account Disabled/Lock out

This is a problem I've come across many a time before. The reason the account is locked out usually is because that account is being used to authorise the startup of NT services on machines on the network. Check any machine on the network which you have had dealings with. In control panel, services check 'startup' on each service to see if your account is being used - if it is change it to an account that has equal rights but which has 'account never expires attribute ticked'.
The password being used along without your username could be an old password so everytime the service trys to start it causes an incorrect password count. The admin of the domain decides how many incorrect trys you're allowed before getting locked out!

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