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To lock user account (Domain user account) while Offline on 5 unsuccessful tries

Posted on 2006-06-15
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We know that as per GPO policies a Domain account can be locked out upon unsuccessful tries while being on the network and connected to domain.

But imagine a scenario when a laptop gets stolen... the theif wants to access the data on the laptop... he knows the login...

currently windows allows unlimited tries to guess user password (if login is known) and doesnot lock the account (as it does while being on the network and connected to domain)

My question is.....
Is there a way we can lock a user account upon unsuccessful tries (locally)?
is there a third party tool which does that?

please do reply... as k question ... this is quiete urgent

Magicianspell

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yes there is:
if its a win xp m/c then setup a local password policy, now this policy can only assign the number of allowed invalid attempts to lock the account.
i did that on a standalone machine and it did lock the account, i also added this user to the local administrators group, and still am able to lock the account.
now the problem is the administrator account cannot be locked, so if the person is trying to guess the password with the administartor username then of course he can try as many times as he wants, what you could do here is rename the admin account through the group policy again it under security settings.
can do it either from the mmc, load group policy, or gpedit.msc
now these are for local accounts only.

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