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How to turn off domain account lockout


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I just moved our entire facility over to a domain. Everything has gone fairly painlessly, but now I have one PC that continuously gets locked out. Problem is that this is a computer than many people use. I need to turn off the account lockout feature on this PC only. I don't care if the administrator is currently logged on. When a user needs to logon to this PC, it needs to work. Currently users are hard booting the machine to get into it when I am not reachable to unlock it.
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oopps

Edited by tuckered, 27 July 2010 - 06:59 PM.

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Try this here
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are you talking about the domain account lockout where if you type the wrong password in multiple times it locks the account?

or are you talking about inactivity on the desktop? i.e. the computer get's left for 10 minutes and when someone comes back it's got the "the computer is currently locked by <user>"?

if it's the second one, that's a screensaver setting (require password when resuming)....that's a VERY VERY good security feature and keeps people from getting access to stuff that they don't need (which is the whole point of a domain, if you're not wanting to actually control access to things like this, then why go through the trouble of setting up a domain?). your best method would be to actually train your users to LOG OFF instead of just walking away from the desk.
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