N/APosted on - 11/06/2011
I am unable to log in to my Active directory account and access a Windows workstation of NetFiles. I keep getting a notification saying that it is a locked account. Can you tell me how to unlock it? I checked the FAQs on many sites but did not find what I needed.
How to Unlock an Active Directory Account?
This is how to unlock Active Directory user accounts which was locked by the intruder account detection. In the admin utility 'AD Users and Computers' a locked user can be identified only by opening the 'Account' tab of the regarding user account:
An intruder account lockout is triggered by the system if and only if the number of failed logon attempts outrages the threshold which was set in the regarding group policies. In Windows 2000 – 2008 environments, you can set these thresholds in the Account Policies of the Default Domain Policy:
A lock can only triggered by the system itself – please don't mix this up with the normal disable/enable operation of user accounts. You can search in the directory for locked accounts.