W2K Local accounts lock out
Posted on 2003-10-27
We're a small engineering company and have several people who travel infrequently. Everyone is assigned a desktop PC and I have a pool of Loaner laptops for people travelling. My problem as of late is that all local accounts (3-5 of them) on the laptop will become locked out at the same time. The only way for me to unlock them is to have them ship the laptop or wait till they return and hook the laptop back to the network and have one of the Domain Admins or Helpdesk Staff (both are members of the Adminstrators group) unlock all local accounts.
They are generally only using one of the accounts and in some instances do not even know the names of additional local accounts to attemp to log-in so as not to expect the "Account Lockout Policy", although it is set to 3 unsuccesful log-in attempts on the domain side.
If you need more information let me know.