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  • Question

  • I currently work for the U.S. Government as a System Administrator.  I'm in the middle of an inspection on my system and one of the inspector asked me about multiple logon for Microsoft Server 2008 R2.

    How many times are you allowed to logon to Microsoft Server 2008 R2 before it lock the system?  And also if I'm the system administrator what is the limit on logging to different systems with my account.

    These are questions that I do not have an answer to and I couldn't find any assistance on the Tech Support website.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Andre'

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:52 PM

Answers

  • If you are asking the maximum amount of failed logon attempts before the system locks then the default is 0 which means there is none. However, refer to the article that I posted to check the settings to see what the setting is set to.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994574(v=ws.10).aspx

    Also, the maximum amount of simultaneous logons will depend on the settings but there is not a limit, only a limit to the number of computers.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:13 PM
  • 1. You have placed your question in wrong forum. Windows Server Group Policy is better fit.

    2. US Gov is expected to have internal rules. I recommend to stick with internals rules.

    3. If there are no rules in your office, ocreate ones and let your bosses to sign. Do not change  rules without setting agreement.

    4. It is a good habit to follow some standards. Start with Common Criteria manuals

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9874

    Regards

    Milos

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:16 PM
  • Hi,

    If you mean how many users can log on the same computer, this is limited by the resource:

    If You  refer system administrator as domain administrator, domain administrators have full administration rights to their domain.


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Friday, July 18, 2014 1:22 AM
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:14 AM

All replies

  • If you are asking the maximum amount of failed logon attempts before the system locks then the default is 0 which means there is none. However, refer to the article that I posted to check the settings to see what the setting is set to.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994574(v=ws.10).aspx

    Also, the maximum amount of simultaneous logons will depend on the settings but there is not a limit, only a limit to the number of computers.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:13 PM
  • 1. You have placed your question in wrong forum. Windows Server Group Policy is better fit.

    2. US Gov is expected to have internal rules. I recommend to stick with internals rules.

    3. If there are no rules in your office, ocreate ones and let your bosses to sign. Do not change  rules without setting agreement.

    4. It is a good habit to follow some standards. Start with Common Criteria manuals

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9874

    Regards

    Milos

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:16 PM
  • Hi,

    If you mean how many users can log on the same computer, this is limited by the resource:

    If You  refer system administrator as domain administrator, domain administrators have full administration rights to their domain.


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Friday, July 18, 2014 1:22 AM
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:14 AM