I and one of my coworkers are having an issue where every morning when we come in to work and turn on our laptops, our Windows accounts are locked out. Once unlocked, the accounts stay unlocked until the computer is turned off or restarted. Once the computer comes back up, the accounts lock out again.
Let me say at the get-go that I am not in any way shape or form a domain controller, and have no access to the domain logon servers. We do have a corporate policy where 3 incorrect password attempts will lock out a user account. The web console that performs the unlocking consistently shows 3 bad password attempts from our usernames even though we haven't even logged into Windows yet. Somehow the act of starting Windows sends multiple bad passwords.
I've read as much as I can find online about this problem, and I don't believe it has anything to do with network shares or Windows services, because as I said, the lockouts occur during Windows startup before login. My coworker and I have called our company's help desk and they have exhausted all their resources as well, and the only thing we have to go on are a couple of printouts of the login failure audits (I have attached this document). These do at least show that the lockouts are coming from our own particular laptops, which not only discounts that we're logged in to other computers using old passwords, but also explains why we're both able to log in to other computers without issue.
So without having to access the domain server or look at the Event Log, is there any way to figure out what is causing this problem just for the two of us, while none of the other unit members are experiencing it?