Vista locking network account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Muad' Dib, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Muad' Dib

    Muad' Dib Guest

    Our network has an Account lockout policy of 6 incorrect tries before
    the account is locked out. I have two machines I use on the network.
    One a box that I dual boot between XP (Primary) and vista ultimate(<-
    I'm evaluating), the second an XP SP2 box that I use to connect to
    remote database via Remote Desktop. In addition to the account lockout
    policy, all of our machines will automatically lock the desktop if the
    machine is idle for 15 minutes. The network is running Windows 2000
    advanced Server on the PDC with Active Directory.

    Here's my issue:

    When working in my Vista install, If I'm logged into my remote XP
    machine via RDC and the screen locks because of inactivity, Vista
    somehow locks my network account. Even though there have been no
    incorrect login attempts. When I come back to the machine to continue
    my session, Vista informs me that the account is locked. I then have
    to log onto the pdc and unlock the account through Active Directory.

    This issue does not occur when booted into the primary XP OS on my
    main machine.

    I don't know if it is an issue with cached credentials, or some
    difference in authentication schemes that is charging my network
    account with multiple login attempts when I attempt to reconnect.

    Can anyone point me in the right directions with this?
    Muad' Dib, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Muad' Dib

    Muad' Dib Guest

    Lockout problem solved:

    This issue was between Outlook 2007 and our network DC. Our office
    uses a hosted Exchange provider. Outlook 2007 assumed that my email
    account credentials were the same as my network credentials. Each time
    I synchronized my inbox, Outlook was sending my email account
    credentials to our PDC. It was this behavior that was violating the
    account password/ lockout policy on our PDC. Once we figured out that
    it was Outlook 2007, we were able to correct the issue.

    So if you run into the same thing, check Outlook 2007.
    Muad' Dib, Mar 26, 2007
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  3. Muad' Dib

    sensi Guest

    Maud' Dib,

    May I trouble you for the solution to your problem? I am having the
    exact same issue. What option in Outlook 2007 must i tweak to prevent it
    from sending my credentials to the DC?
    sensi, Feb 24, 2008
  4. Muad' Dib

    scolew Guest

    Can anyone tell what changes need to be made in Outlook 2007 to keep th
    AD account from being locked out
    scolew, Jan 28, 2009
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