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Detect what connections a User Account has on network

Hi,

We are having a recurring problem with our policies that we are wondering if there is a way, a tool or a piece of software that can help us out.

Win 2008 Server running our network. We have a password policy that requires pw changes every 30 days.

The problem we have is on a few accounts, as soon as they change their policy, they are getting locked out every 30 minutes or so because of failed login attempts. We know the failed login attempts is from remote connection that was set up with the old password. The problem is, we always have a hard time find where.

Is there a simple way to detect where the failed logins are coming from?

Thanks so much,
Ken
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TheMastersTouch
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The only way to find out where accounts are getting locked out from is from the Security Logs on the Domain Controllers. If you have multiple domain controllers this can be a nightmare. This also makes it hard as each DC has hundreds of Security attempts a second and logs can easily get over written due to default setup.

The easiest way to find out this information is using a program called ADAudit Plus. This is not free software but it is definetly worth every penny. They have a 30 day fully featured trial you can use and see for youself.

ADAudit Plus - http://www.manageengine.com/products/active-directory-audit/

Will.
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Pramod UbheCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18465

lockoutstatus.exe can give you last bad password time and the DC that it was generated. On that DC check for failure audit security logs for that user. There you can find client name/IP.
On that client you can check for disconnected RDP sessions or old passwords saved.
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TheMastersTouchAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Both helped!
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