Enable account lockouts for invalid password attempts - Win 2003 SBS

Easy question, but couldn't find it on EE or the Internet:  where do you set the number of invalid pw attempts that will lock a user out in Windows 2003 SBS?  Couldn't find it in Active Directory profiles, etc.
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical ManagerCommented:

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Group Policy management console | Default Domain policy | computer configuration | policies | windows settings | security settings | account lockout policy | account lockout threshold
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rvfowler2Author Commented:
Thanks, I found it, but clarification:  Is the threshold the number of invalid attempts in a row or the total for a month or for that particular pw for all time?  Makes a difference how many I assign.  Also, when clicking on the Group Policy Management console, got the following error.  What does this mean?  Thanks.

"The Enterprise Domain Controllers group does not have read access to this GPO.  The Enterprise Domain Controllers group must have read access on all GPOs in the domain in order for Group Policy Modeling to function properly..."
The treshold is in a row.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Its the number of sequential failed attempts. The counter is reset after " reset lockout counter after" policy in the same policy. The third op tons "account lockout duration"  sets the length of tome the account is locked out before it is automatically re-enabled.

as for the error; open the policy (right click on it and choose edit), highlight the policy at the top of the left hand list and choose properties, then security, and add or confirm Enterprise admins have at least read, write, and create child objects checked. You should also have enterprise domain controllers with read privileges.
I am very surprised this would have been changed from the default.
rvfowler2Author Commented:
Awesome guys, you answered all the questions!  Hard to decide, but tried to award points on a) effectiveness and b) thoroughness.  Thanks.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks rvfowler2.
Glad I could help.
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