My Active Directory account gets locked out by Vcenter all the time.

My AD admin account, which I use everywhere in my environment, keeps getting locked out by the vCenter IP, how can I find out what is locking it ???
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Richardson PortoSenior Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Check out if the following VMware KB article helps you to find the problem source:
Because you run AD integration plugin as your user with stored password.
E ATech LeadCommented:
check your account lockout policies settings in SSO config, for more info see:

VMware KB: Configuring and troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign On password and lockout policies for accounts

also have a look at this KB:

VMware KB: Active Directory account locks out due to repeated failed login attempts from vCenter Server  

Check for any scripts or scheduled tasks in the vCenter server which may be trying to get executed using your old domain admin password due to which the lock occurs.

Try following this.

In Veeam Backup & Replication ->Main console -> Infrastructure VMware vSphere ->your vcenter ip

right-click vCenter Server addre -> Properties,
change the password,
save server configuration

Hope this helps!

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Tahir QureshiSystem AnalystCommented:
try to use Microsoft utility  called Lockoutstatus.msi

The above utility will provide a list of domain controller and bad password count

connect to your domain controller and search for event ID 4740

Now, let’s take a closer look at 4740 event. This can help us troubleshoot this issue.

Log Name      Security
Source      Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Event ID      4740
Task Category      User Account Management
Level      Information
Keywords      Audit Success
User      N/A
Computer      COMPANY-SVRDC1
Description      A user account was locked out.
E ATech LeadCommented:
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