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Frequent AD account lockouts Event 4226.  Source Workstation is blank.

Posted on 2016-07-18
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I had this question after viewing Active Directory User Id frequently locked out.

4776,AUDIT FAILURE,Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing,Mon Jul 18 09:14:30 2016,No User,The computer attempted to validate the credentials for an account.    Authentication Package: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0  Logon Account: xxx  Source Workstation:   Error Code: 0xc000006a
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by:Britt Thompson
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If you have an Exchange Server you may have a user with a device constantly checking email with an incorrect username or password. Or, there could be a device on the network (i.e., a copier) using LDAP authentication to copy to file or email with an incorrect password.
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Or it could be the iTunes password or any proxy credentials error ?
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Turned out to be an IP phone, however we were never able to get the source by using the logs.
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Good info
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