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account locks out every few seconds

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hI, is there a way to trace the sysem pc hostname or ip address which create this lock outs. Is there a script for the job of tracking. So far event logs and auditing did not help.
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by:ZombieAutopsy
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there is a lockout account tool that you might be able to figure out what is causing it. 9 out of 10 times though there is a service somewhere using that account that has a wrong password or something.

give this a try though

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7AF2E69C-91F3-4E63-8629-B999ADDE0B9E&displaylang=en
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by:PaulJP
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Try the Schedueld atask . I had that problem for months and foun a scheduled task with my old saved password in it!
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by:Shankar3003
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is there a script to tell where the source of lock out is occuring?
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by:techxperts
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enable all auditing?
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by:Shankar3003
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auditing is enabled i require a vbs script to tell which account is being locked and the machine name.
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MidnightOne earned 275 total points
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If you haven't already, you'll need to turn on auditing for logon events.
When you're looking at the failed logon event, there's a line that reads Logon Type. The logon type varies depending on the service or method used to logon to the server. http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Logon-Types.html has a list of the type numbers and their sources.
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by:sedgwick
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the following script output if account is locked.
modify the domainname.

(http://www.unagibay.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=100&itemid=1814)

strName = InputBox("user account (without the domain)")
Set obj = GetObject("WinNT://domainname/" & strName )
If obj.IsAccountLocked Then
      MsgBox strName & " is locked out."
Else
      MsgBox strName & " is NOT locked out."
End If

Set obj = Nothing

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by:gheist
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there is some service starting with old password.
check microsoft website for account lockout tools and analyze all DC logs...
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by:Ron Malmstead
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MIdnightOne has it....

Turn on auditing...
Review the security event log.
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MIdnightOne should have gotten points.
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