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Best way to monitor for account lockouts in an active directory environment?

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I am looking for an easy way to ahve the help desk team get notified when an account is locked out.  I have a product that can look in the event logs and alert off of that, but am looking for the correct way to do this.  Thoughts?

Environment is windows server 2003 running mixed mode.

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Thats a good query, but I was thinking to do it realtime when the account is locked out.  This way the service desk team can adress it right away.  Also, for my team we can see if sensitive accounts are attempting logins.
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The product you have that will alert off event logs is the way to go if you want realtime.  You will want to look for event 644
...and for those that don't have software you can use event triggers in 2003  http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-use-eventtriggersexe-to-send-e-mail-based-on-event-ids.htm
and in 2008 it is easier http://portal.sivarajan.com/2010/04/generate-email-alert-to-event-attach.html
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