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Account Lockout Issue

Posted on 2015-02-04
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Hi

I am getting my account locked out on a 2003 DC and I cannot figure it out.

Event Type:      Failure Audit
Event Source:      Security
Event Category:      Account Logon
Event ID:      680
Date:            2/4/2015
Time:            3:13:40 PM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      TPACCPDC002TMH
Description:
Logon attempt by:      MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
 Logon account:      awalker
 Source Workstation:      
 Error Code:      0xC000006A


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I need help troubleshooting this.  thank you.

Tony
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On computer TPACCPDC002TMH, user account awalker is providing a bad password when attempting to authenticate.  (The error code 0xC000006A means bad password.)

I'd open services first, and see if you have any services which are attempting to run as awalker.  Then check for other processes which are attempting to start, but are failing.  Check for Scheduled Tasks using the awalker credentials.  I've also seen email or IM clients with stored credentials also lock out accounts.
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thank you.  I'm pretty sure its a dell app called appassure (we call it crapassure).   It's just awful what we have to go through with this.  I have to hunt and peck one by one by one and fix it.
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thank you.
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