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How to Check If an AD Account Is Locked Out

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The Active Directory Group Policy’s Account Lockout Policy establishes the threshold for unsuccessful login attempts that will result in the locking of a user account. Once locked, the account remains inaccessible, even with the correct password, until either the designated lockout duration has elapsed, or an administrator intervenes to manually unlock it. This is where your assistance becomes crucial.

The Account Lockout Policy serves as a deterrent against cybercriminals attempting brute force attacks on Active Directory accounts. However, it can also pose a significant challenge for system administrators and the IT team when dealing with impatient end-users seeking alternative solutions.