account locked mail information

In a DC windows server 2003 how can I configure an automatic mail that is sent when a user account is locked out?
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Matteo BordignonAsked:
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Alexandre MichelManager; IT ConsultantCommented:
Uses Eventtriggers.exe . It is part of Windows 2003 & XP
Use bmail.exe from

You find find detailed description here

Create a batch file that will call the BMAIL.exe with the following syntax:
BMAIL.exe -s ExchangeServerName -p 25 -t <a href=""></a> -f <a href=""></a> -m msg.txt -a "Disk is nearly full!!!"

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Replace ExchangeServerName with the name of your Exchange server.

Replace the e-mail addresses in the above batch file to those that fit your organizations and needs.

Duh note: “Disk is nearly full!!!” is just an example…

Use bmail.exe /? To get the complete syntax of the BMAIL.exe use.

The text file will contain the e-mail body. You can safely skip this stage and only create an e-mail subject in the batch file mentioned above. Here is an example of such a file. Save it as msg.txt in the working folder from step 1:
"The disk is at or near capacity. You may need to delete some files. Please take care of this before things stop working."

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Open a Command Prompt window by clicking on Start > Run, typing CMD and pressing Enter.
To create a new event ID (in this case event ID 2013 – alerting us whenever a disk is ) we‘ll use the following syntax:
eventtriggers /create /eid 2013 /tr EventID2013 /ru domainuser /rp password /tk C:Systembmailtrigger.bat

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Replace C:Systembmailtrigger.bat with your path and file name. Also, replace /eid 2013. with whatever event number you need to monitor, as well as /tr EventID2013.

The /RU and /RP parameters hold the credentials you‘re going to use. Replace them with your own.

Type eventtriggers /create /? In order to get the complete syntax of the commands.
Once the above Eventtriggers command is run, you can use eventtriggers /query to see if your trigger is ready.

You now need to tweak this to match the event ID number for Account lock out in Windows 2003 which you can Google / check in your event logs

Looks like 644 (as per
Matteo BordignonAuthor Commented:
Ok thank you I configure all but there is a problem.
On the Event Viewer - Security : there is no event with code 644. And today I tried a lot of time to lock a user domain account.
Another question is: the creation of eventtriggers will lost if I reboot the server?
Alexandre MichelManager; IT ConsultantCommented:
I don't have a Windows server 2003 to play with.
You should be able to find the Event ID number in the Security Logs of your server . Try 539, 552. Look for any events of interest and use it for a trigger with above process

It is a long time since I used EventTrigger but from memory, EventTriggers runs under the account name of the logged on user.

Here are more example here: 

Have also a look at Account Lockout Tools from Microsoft.
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Alexandre MichelManager; IT ConsultantCommented:
Caution: Do not use this tool (MS Lockout Tools) on servers that host network applications or services. Also, you should not use ALockout.dll on Exchange servers, because it may prevent the Exchange store from starting.
Matteo BordignonAuthor Commented:
Ok it  work but in the mail I have to know the details of which account is locked,date,time. With bmail.exe I can only set a default body or subject.
Alexandre MichelManager; IT ConsultantCommented:

Did you try to run the script in ?

Part of the code is as follow

For Each objEvent in colLoggedEvents
txt = txt & objEvent.TimeWritten & vbCRLF & objEvent.ComputerName & vbCRLF & objEvent.Type & vbCRLF & _
objEvent.EventCode & vbCRLF & objEvent.Message & "" & _
vbCRLF & objEvent.User & vbCRLF & vbCRLF
That looks like it will include a lot of details from the error message???

Syntax of EventTrigger: 

Sorry, I don't have a Windows 2003 server to test for you, but hopefully you are on the right track with the info above

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Alexandre MichelManager; IT ConsultantCommented:
Proposed solution answers the query
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