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Some User account locked out frequently

By GARYT68 ·
Hi all
I have four users in our NT 4.0 Domain who are running windows 2000 pr and xp pro. They can
logon the Domain but after they work on the files
about 15 min to 20 min their account are locked out. The PDC: NT 4.0 SP6A. Windows 2000 sp4. Windows xp sp1. Any clue? Thank for any help!
Gary T Network Administrator TCH

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by djrampant In reply to Some User account locked ...

1) Are these laptop users?

We have seen the same happen with users logging on to their laptops whilst not connected to the network then connecting and having these problems. These are usually caused by their account being locked out or their password being out of sync with the network.

2) Do they log on to various machines?

Another fault could be where users are attempting to log on to a machine previously used by the affected people. They probably don't look at the user name and lock out the accounts.

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by GARYT68 In reply to Some User account locked ...

Thank you for your reply, the problems that i had
none of them similar to the possibilities that you mentioned.


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by mjost In reply to Some User account locked ...

I would think that someone is trying to log on remotely, since 'Failed attempts to log on remotely" do count. Check for shares into the pc's and remove and set up and check the event log for connection attempts.

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by mikex In reply to Some User account locked ...

Check your account policy at the server - there was an option to lock inactive users after 15 min Idle

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by Ronypp In reply to Some User account locked ...

1. if they login to the domain and dont open anything. (After logging in they are not touching it), does their account get locked in such situation.

Has these users changed the password sometime, before they started experiencing this problem.

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by L1nUx3r In reply to Some User account locked ...

I have found most often on our network that it is linked to
A) password syncing (mentioned earlier)
B) if you have citrix the user may have selected remember password which is now out of date.
C) some other software where the credentials have been saved

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