Solved

windows 2008 domain gpo to prompt users for a security answer when account is blocked

Posted on 2011-09-16
3
337 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi:

      We loose so many time enabling blocked accounts for some users that we want to give them a possibility of reset their password on their own.

      Is there a GPO or something I can deploy  to prompt the users for a security question response when they block their account?


thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:Guillermin-go
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 63 total points
ID: 36548081
I think that AD doesn´t permit this yet. I suggest to change lockout time to 5 minutes. At this manner, users only need to wait 5 minutes until retry login again.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
rog2054 earned 62 total points
ID: 36548595
Agreed. There is no way of doing this within Windows AD out of the box.

There are 3rd party addons which provide this functionality (and more). I did look into some a few years ago, however in the end we chose to manage without (due to costs etc).

Here is one such program to give you an idea of what is possible
http://www.manageengine.com/products/self-service-password/active-directory-password-reset-gina-credential-provider.html
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:Guillermin-go
ID: 36558585
thanks for your advices.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Exchange 2010 mailbox move 7 51
Blocking Microsoft Edge From Running? 14 57
A question on Active Directory LDS 4 22
Importing ExtensionAttribute into AD user accounts 10 32
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally, have time to devote to learning the ins and outs…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question