I have been receiving the following Event log error for a while now:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SAM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 12294
Time: 6:12:35 AM
User: <local domain name>\Administrator
Computer: <server name>
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.
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0000: a5 02 00 c0 ¥..À
I have checked the error code and it reads the following:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Des
# for hex 0xc00002a5 / decimal -1073741147 :
# The directory service is busy.
# 1 matches found for "c00002a5"
I've used lockoutstatus.exe to confirm that the account hasn't been locked and I can also see that there hasn't been a bad password associated with the event (that is reported).
I haven't been able to determine the source of this error and would like any assistance you may be able to offer.