RE: User locked up several times Windows NT

  • From: "Andrea Coppini" <andrea@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 23:22:58 +0100

One of 2 things:
1>  he's logged in somewhere else.  Make sure all workstations are
logged off at the end of the day.  Teach the user to log off when he's
done working on a workstation.
2>  he's changing the password AFTER logging in and the login script has
run.  For example, if you have a login script that maps 3 shares to the
user's workstation at login and the user changes the password AFTER the
login script has run and mapped the shares, and the mapped drive
connection is idle for more than 15 minutes (or more, not sure about the
exact time), windows will reconnect to the shares using the old
password, which is now incorrect.... it will keep trying to use the old
password, which will lock your user's account.
-----Original Message-----
From: satish garimalla [mailto:satishgarimalla@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: January 13, 2003 4:22 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] User locked up several times Windows NT

Hi All,

          Iam having a nagging problem with one of my windows NT
users.WE  are using nt 4.0 .We generally restrict our users to change
their password for every 15 days and not to use previous 4 passwords
while changing the password.Even if they try to login in to any machine
with wrong  password for  more than three times He or She will be locked
until the Admin unlocks it.

           But one of our users is being locked out very often with out
crossing any of the above set limits.Every day I 'll have to unlock him
at the server.I really can't understand what the problem is .I guess
something wrong at the workstation it self but I can not decide what
exactly it is.

Any Ideas please...

Satish garimalla 


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