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Switching users locks account RRS feed

  • Question

  • After selecting "Switch Users" from the Ctrl+Alt+Del menu, I can no longer log back into my account, it errors with:
     "The referenced account is currently locked out and may not be logged on to."

    a glitch perhaps?
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:17 PM

Answers

  • If the account is locked out, then you can recover by logging in as any other user that has Administrator permissions and unlocking the account.  Do you have account security set to lock accounts after x number of bad passwords?
    Dave Bishop
    Senior Technical Writer
    Windows Server Networking User Assistance
    • Proposed as answer by Dave Bishop Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:40 AM
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:33 PM

All replies

  • If the account is locked out, then you can recover by logging in as any other user that has Administrator permissions and unlocking the account.  Do you have account security set to lock accounts after x number of bad passwords?
    Dave Bishop
    Senior Technical Writer
    Windows Server Networking User Assistance
    • Proposed as answer by Dave Bishop Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Robinson Zhang Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:40 AM
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:33 PM
  • I do indeed, however it is set sufficiently high and I'm almost positive it wasn't reached at the time.
    I'll see if I can reproduce this problem.
    Friday, August 7, 2009 5:03 AM
  • Friday, August 7, 2009 9:21 AM
  • Hi Anthony,

    Do you have any update on the issue?

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 9:36 AM
  • I haven't been able to reproduce it so far, I'll post again if I manage to.
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:15 AM
  • Thanks. I will mark Dave Bishop's reply as Answer to help other people who has similar issue.

    If you can reproduce the issue again and the issue could not be resolved. Please unmark it.

    Thanks again.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:40 AM