Active directory account always gets locked

Microsoft Windows xp pro with sp3 multil...
May 10, 2011 at 12:13:16
Specs: Windows 7
Hello everyone,

I have a couple of users in which their accounts keep getting locked out. I want to track down the source. I know microsoft has some tools but can't seem to get them to work properly. Does anyone know of a free tool to use. Basically. I wish to see the machine name or IP of the source that's causing the lockout.

Also, I know a user can lockout their account if they enter the wrong credentials accessing a file share, outlook or VPN. Can modile devices and like androids and Iphones lockout your AD account?

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#1
May 10, 2011 at 12:58:35
You would examine the event viewer security log for failed logon attempts.
MIght check to see if any services are running under these accounts which when passwords are changed causes the lockouts.

Work out your Raid issue?

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May 11, 2011 at 01:24:09
Hi,

From the client machine ( getting locked machine ) execute this command rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr from the run. a windows will open, from there delete the stored password

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May 11, 2011 at 15:14:31
Thanks for help guys, just a quick update on this issues. I installed the free tools from microsoft eventcombmt.exe ( ran against my domain controllers and just a .txt file with no usefull info) and lockout.exe ( ran it, it would display the account that is locked out and last password attempt). I found a tool called netwrix which would give me the source workstation. I recommend this tool. I'm running the 20 day trial.

In regards to the RAID issue Wanderer, I still trying to figure it out. I see 12 drives in the bay but only 8 in the RAID configuration in Windows 2003. I believe the last 4 are spare but unsure. I want to reboot it and go into the RAID setup to see if the first 8 have been configure for RAID 5 and the other 4 spare. I was wondering why Windows doesn't see all the drives?

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May 11, 2011 at 16:36:46
windows doesn't see hot spares nor does it see unallocated drives in the raid array.

windows only knows what the controller tells it.

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May 12, 2011 at 11:10:43
Awesome, that's what I figured but I wasn't sure. Thank you Wanderer for all your help.

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