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active directory account autolock

By zab_rah ·

i have a problem of autolock all accounts in my active directory, i also
havnt able to find out the cause of this problem, i have unlocked all
accounts manually now its working fine but this occurs second time in my
network, please help.



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by Amjad Zoghbi In reply to active directory account ...


Accounts in active directory do not autolock. What is probably happening is that the users are typing more than 3 times (default) a wrong password, and this locks their account. you can disable this behavior using group policy.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to active directory account ...

Locking is controlled using the Default Domain Policy. Look in Security Settings, Account Policies, Account Lockout Policy.
Normally you would set to lockout after 3 attempts.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to active directory account ...

So if I am reading your question correctly, all of your AD accounts are locking out? Make sure that auditing is enabled and you may beable to see where the accounts are being locked out. Maybe someone is running a hacking tool to guess passwords? Make sure that your forced password change policy is set correctly, e.g. 30 days, 90 days etc.

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account lockout tool

by Jedwards33 In reply to active directory account ...

The netwrix account lockout tool will tell you exactly why the lockouts are occurring and help you find out why they locked out. This tool can also unlock multiple accounts in bulk. URL:

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