Random Account Lockouts
Posted on 2009-06-29
This morning I have had about 5 users complain that their accounts were locked out but they were certain they keyed their passwords in correctly. Of course being the typical IT guy I figured my end-uses were crazy. Funny thing was though it happened to me about 10 minutes ago. I logged onto my PC without any problems this morning. After logging in I tried to access a file on SharePoint and it told me I didn't have rights. I went and looked and my account was locked out.
My first step was to look at the event viewers and I noticed an error the was recurring consistently: EventID 12294. The SAM database was unable to lockout the account of administrator due to a resource error, such as a hard disk write failure (the specific error code is in the error data) . Accounts are locked after a certain number of bad passwords are provided so please consider resetting the password of the account mentioned above.
I checked and my Domain Administrator Account was locked out. I unlocked it and within about 5 seconds it was locked out again. Is there anyway to tell what is causing these issues?