Account Lockout Policy in Active Directory RRS feed

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  • Hello

    I had applied account lockout policy for my domain users/computers. Following are the settings:

    Account Lockout Duration : 30 mins

    Account Lockout Threshold : 5 invalid login attempts

    Reset account lockout counter after : 4 mins.

    However, on setting account lockout threshold to 5, I received lots of complaints of users accounts getting locked out although they have neither typed incorrect passwords 5 times nor have their password recently.

    Due to this, I had to roll back the account lockout threshold settings. 

    Please suggest,how should I proceed with troubleshooting the issue and applying the policy again.

    Our users login included domain logins,email/lync logins, email is synced on their smartphones and we have various applications with SSO through domain username/pwd.

    Thank You
    Avinash Yadav

    Monday, February 22, 2016 6:32 AM