Windows 7 admin account locked out unexpectedly

I'm setting up a fresh machine so that I can build an image for cloning/backup. However, after joining the domain, my local admin account says it's locked out. There were no bad password attempts - it just went straight to lockout.

This is on Windows 7 Professional - 64bit.

Will this clear itself after a certain amount of time? This is the only account that has admin permissions, so I can't make changes or leave the domain until the account unlocks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you make the domain account the same name and password as the local admin account?  That would be the only reason I could see why the local admin account got locked out.

Can you remove from the Domain (temporarily)  and re-engage your local account?
Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
try logging in with another account (domain account) and then when logged in, make that user a local admin.
log out and log in.

a domain admin username is typed using domainname\administrator while a localadmin would be the pcname\administrator.

there is normally a button which says log on to other domain which will then list your PC name in there.
eimonkeyAuthor Commented:
I haven't made any domain accounts yet. I joined the domain, then was going to log in as the local admin so I could set up a domain admin account on the machine, but I couldn't get into the local admin.

I can't remove the domain because I need access to an admin account to remove it (because of UAC).
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eimonkeyAuthor Commented:
I don't think I can make any other users administrators because I can only do that as an admin, and right now I can only log in as a standard user.
Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
what you need to do is to create a new administrator on your domain controller and then log in using that one on W7 computer.

This should then give you full access to the computer.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The account used to join the Domain should have already allowed that.
eimonkeyAuthor Commented:
Forgive my ignorance, but how does the local machine know the account should be an administrator? don't I have to go into user access on the local machine to tell it the new account should have admin access?
Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
no for a domain admin account, its the DC that pushes that info through as a part of domain joining procedure.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
And then once logged in you should be able to make a local account (or make the local account a member of the local admin group).
eimonkeyAuthor Commented:
Well, the domain admin account I used to join the domain definitely did not have admin rights on the local machine. I couldn't grant any UAC requests with it. Couldn't leave the domain. Couldn't manage user accounts.

Thankfully, the lockout has timed out and I was able to get into the original local admin account, so it resolved itself.
Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
glad it worked. strange I am wondering what happened there?
eimonkeyAuthor Commented:
While I solved the problem myself, their solution likely works for others, so I'm giving them credit.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@eimonkey - Thanks, and I was happy to help you.
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