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Windows 2008 SBS account lockout policy

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I have been trying to disable the local account lockout policy on a Windows SBS 2008 but it still locks account upon bad passwords either by login window or by bad password entered via mobile devices or owa, I have set the feature as not defined and used gpupdate /force, but no luck the accounts still gets locked across the network, can someone help.

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-jdff
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You probably have conflicting group policies.
Check which policies are in use when logged in, and go through them all.
Disabling lockout policy is a bad idea however. As IT Admin I would in writing object to the request and list the reasons (Security etc)

There are alternatives to whatever issue there might be.
e.g. self unlock programs, or user education.
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The lockout policy is a default security policy in Windows Domain.  I don't think there is anyway you can disable it.

You can always set the account options for the particular user account, so that the password cant be changed and the password does not expire.

If the account keeps on locking out, you need to find out the real reason why is this happening.
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Maclean, I understand but at this moment I really need to get this feature disabled, this network has not incoming connection so it not a big deal at this point.
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I respect whichever way one would want to go of course.
Merely advising of the risk.

Lockout policy is there not to protect only against external attackers, but also against internal misuse.
e.g. Joe Blogs in Payroll leaves computer running overnight, cleaners come in, and find an unlocked payroll PC with intruiging information, so they take the company "to the cleaners".

I have heard of this scenario happen from one of our clients (Happened before I looked after them)So keep things like that in mind is all I am saying. A lot of data theft occurs local onsite. Not external.
Unless the company has nothing of value that could be used to damage their reputation by losing confidential client data, or financial info on the firm itself, I'd always advocate leaving it turned on, and instead locating the source of the lockouts using Netwrix Lockout Examiner or the MS Logs/Tools.. Again though. Its just information I am providing :)

Anyway, back on point. If you want to disable it, check your group policies as suggested.
Go through them and find if there are more policies doing the same thing on the SBS.
There's bound to be a 2nd Policy doing the same thing as the original one you disabled.
Good luck :)
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