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check if a user account is locked and then auto unlock

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Hi all,
We currently run a batch file each morning to check if important domain monitoring accounts are locked, there are 4 accounts. Batch example is:

net user user1 /domain | FIND /I "account active"
net user user2 /domain | FIND /I "account active"
net user user3 /domain | FIND /I "account active"
net user  user4 /domain | FIND /I "account active"

If any of the accounts are locked we trpe in from the command lind: c:\>user1.bat
User1.bat is simply: Net user user1 /DOMAIN /active:YES

I was wondering whether there was a way of combining the two where-by if on teh first batch file an account is locked it will unlock it, if you know what i mean?

Thanks as always.
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You can simple use only NET USER1 /DOMAIN /active:YES script it doesn't meter if it is active or not. Or do you log it somewhere?

NET USER1 /DOMAIN /active:YES
NET USER2 /DOMAIN /active:YES
NET USER3 /DOMAIN /active:YES
NET USER4 /DOMAIN /active:YES
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by:Jason Thomas
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Cool mate, nope we don't log it so if teh account is active and we run that command it sees it as active and does nothing?
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by:Jaroslav Mraz
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Yop,

it maybe write you back error that acount is alredy activated :) but nothing else cause this switch only setting this one parameter to YES.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251394
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