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User accounts ramdomly locking out

By jserati ·
I have a domain enviornment with a Win2K server and Win 2K\98\95 workstations. Randomly users are being locked out of the network (as if they tried to log in incorrectly). I can unlock their account and they are fine until the next time. I have run Windows update on the WS, installed SP2 on the server, deleted the .PWL files on the WS's, deleted and re-created the exchange profiles, installed the DSclient package on all WS. The event log does show invalid attempts to log in, but this can happen while a user is at lunch and not even touching their machine. The server is running DHCP and WINS and there seems to be no problems with them. Any ideas

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User accounts ramdomly locking out

by Don Christner In reply to User accounts ramdomly lo ...

You are being hacked. I had the same problem one Monday morning, almost all of my user accounts were locked out. I installed Zone Alarm and confirmed that someone outside of my network was attempting to log on. You can download Zone Alarm to try free for 30 days at


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by jserati In reply to User accounts ramdomly lo ...

Microsoft has been assisting with this by haveing us install patch after patch (we have 2 offices in which this happens). I think we might have found the solution for the Win95 boxes.

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