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We have multiple users that everytime they change their passwords (30 day expiration) they continually get account lockouts. I believe the problem is happening because these users are logged on to other workstations in the domain with the old password. Is there a way to determine which workstations a user account is actively logged into.

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by:jhance
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You should be seeing failed logons in your server event log.
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by:boxcar7
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You may have to turn on appropriate auditing to see failed logons.

The other thing you might want to check to see is if they have any services on their workstations logging in under their user account.  I had a user with MS's indexing service running under his own account and causing lockouts, almost immediately after he changed his password.
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darth_wannabe earned 750 total points
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You might be able to write a script using a tool like PSLOGGEDON ( http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pstools.shtml ) that would do what you want.
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by:mrei
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We had the same thing after we changed our security policy. We turned on auditing and then saw known batchfiles running under Task Scheduler within user contexts. However, that user contexts needed to be reconfigured with new passwords, too, after each forced password change. Watch your event logs, as boxcar7 said.
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by:mrei
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>> ... Is there a way to determine which workstations a user account is actively logged into. ...

net session [\\computername] will do that; try also net view / net statistics / net share / net use; or use the GUI-Version; go to Start / Run and enter srvmgr; at the program doubble-click the workstation and navigate through Users, Shares, In use, ...
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by:VBHunter
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What I would like, is to provide USER ACCOUNT and get a list of all hostnames that account is connected to.

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