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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 12:54:42 PM

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I have domain, local, domain controller policies all set to lockout an
account after 3 invalid logon attempts. None of our users are logging into
the domain, only through Outlook for Exchange. When they enter the wrong
password more than 3 times the account is not locked, does anyone know why
this is? Every workstation is using a local account and operates completely
independant of the domain.

Thank you,
Mike Stiers

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Anonymous
November 10, 2004 6:40:01 PM

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Hello Ketta,

Please take a look at the following article:

Unexpected Account Lockouts Caused When Logging On to Outlook from an
Untrusted Domain -->
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;276541

Microsoft's recommendation is to set the account lockout to 10:

" Bad Password Threshold is set too low: This is one of the most common
misconfiguration issues. Many companies set the Bad Password Threshold
registry value to a value lower than the default value of 10. If you set
this value too low, false lockouts occur when programs automatically retry
invalid passwords. Microsoft recommends that you leave this value at its
default value of 10. For more information, see "Choosing Account Lockout
Settings for Your Deployment" in this document.

This information was obtained from "Account Lockout Best Practices" --->
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...
a4fc-3e2b67e3748e&displaylang=en

Thank You

Diana.


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| I have domain, local, domain controller policies all set to lockout an
| account after 3 invalid logon attempts. None of our users are logging
into
| the domain, only through Outlook for Exchange. When they enter the wrong
| password more than 3 times the account is not locked, does anyone know
why
| this is? Every workstation is using a local account and operates
completely
| independant of the domain.
|
| Thank you,
| Mike Stiers
|
|
|


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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 3:31:05 PM

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Ketta wrote:
> I have domain, local, domain controller policies all set to lockout an
> account after 3 invalid logon attempts. None of our users are
> logging into the domain, only through Outlook for Exchange. When
> they enter the wrong password more than 3 times the account is not
> locked, does anyone know why this is? Every workstation is using a
> local account and operates completely independant of the domain.
>
> Thank you,
> Mike Stiers

Well, if they're using local accounts, this makes perfect sense. Why are
they using local accounts anyway? This is not a good practice - what's the
client OS? If they're using XP Home, upgrade them to XP Pro. XP Home doesn't
belong on a domain.

For the domain accounts, don't set lockout. It's more trouble than it's
worth - just make sure you force regular pw changes & enable complex
passwords.
!