RE: account lockout problems

From: bdoub (
Date: 03/20/02

From: "bdoub" <>
To: <>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 09:26:02 +0530

The account policy is set to lock the account after 3 logins. But here, it
appears to be locked out at the first login itself.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Heyne []
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 10:52 PM
To: bdoub
Subject: Re: account lockout problems

4 Questions:
What does account lockout policy say?
How many times is a wrong password allowed until the account locks out
... in theory?
... in practice?
Is your problem only with domain accounts or with local accounts as

On 19 Mar 2002, at 7:56, bdoub wrote:

> Need some help folks,
> Server : NT 4.0 sp6a
> Clients: win2k prof sp2
> Problem Description:
> Account policies is setup to change passwords once
> in 'X' days with a password history setup.
> User gets prompted to change password when
> nearing the deadline. User hits 'yes - change
> password now' - account gets locked out. Instead if
> the user hits 'no - will change password later' and hits
> ctrl-alt-del and chooses 'change password' option,
> the user is able to change the password.
> Please Note:
> 1. I have already looked at articles q263821, q275508,
> Q160900 on the MS knowledge base site as mentioned
> in the earlier emails on the list, but they all
> seem to list problems with a 2k domain, not a NT
> domain as is the case with our servers. Most of the other
> articles on the technet site also seem to talk more about
> 2k servers than NT - with respect to this issue.
> 2. There are no processes running under the user credentials
> at startup.
> 3. And yes, it happens with all the users and I mean right
> from the admins to anyone in the users group. No class
> distinctions with MS :)
> If there is still some ambiguity, shoot me back an
> email at this address.
> Thanks,
> Barath
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