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Account locked out

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bikini Browser, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Bikini Browser

    Bikini Browser Flightless Bird

    Hello everyone..

    I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and they
    are not joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network joined to a
    workgroup.

    From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users logon
    after the computer is freshly booted. It says the account has been locked
    out and contact the administrator.

    I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that user.
    Account lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts then lock them
    out and I realize that the user might be making mistakes as he attempts to
    login,

    My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and unlock
    the locked out user account?

    I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a
    Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx

    That says the following,,,
    To unlock a locked user account

    1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2.. Double-click User Accounts.

    3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.

    4.. Click the Users branch.

    5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.

    6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.


    But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,

    Any help would be appreciated,,,

    --
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  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Bikini Browser wrote:
    > Hello everyone..
    >
    > I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and they
    > are not joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network joined to a
    > workgroup.
    >
    > From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users logon
    > after the computer is freshly booted. It says the account has been locked
    > out and contact the administrator.
    >
    > I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that user.
    > Account lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts then lock them
    > out and I realize that the user might be making mistakes as he attempts to
    > login,
    >
    > My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and unlock
    > the locked out user account?
    >
    > I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a
    > Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx
    >
    > That says the following,,,
    > To unlock a locked user account
    >
    > 1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    >
    > 2.. Double-click User Accounts.
    >
    > 3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.
    >
    > 4.. Click the Users branch.
    >
    > 5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.
    >
    > 6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.
    >
    >
    > But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated,,,


    Enter lusrmgr.msc in the Start Menu Run box.

    You can also get to the Local User and Groups management console by
    entering "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) in the Start
    Menu Run box and click your way around as explained in the Technet
    article that you cite.

    John
     
  3. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Just open the "Run" box on the Start Menu (or press WinKey+R) and enter :


    lusrmgr.msc


    ....and press the [ok] button.

    The Microsoft Management Console (MMC.EXE) file "Local Users and Groups" should open
    in a few seconds.

    Select the Users "folder" from the left-hand pane.

    Double-click on the User that has the lock-out problem.

    Uncheck the box marked "Account is Locked Out"

    Press [ok] to save and exit the console.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "Bikini Browser" <delete.bikini.this.browser@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%235oLd38vKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello everyone..
    >
    > I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and they are not
    > joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network joined to a workgroup.
    >
    > From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users logon after the
    > computer is freshly booted. It says the account has been locked out and contact
    > the administrator.
    >
    > I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that user. Account
    > lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts then lock them out and I
    > realize that the user might be making mistakes as he attempts to login,
    >
    > My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and unlock the
    > locked out user account?
    >
    > I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a Peer-to-Peer
    > Networking Environment http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx
    >
    > That says the following,,,
    > To unlock a locked user account
    >
    > 1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    >
    > 2.. Double-click User Accounts.
    >
    > 3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.
    >
    > 4.. Click the Users branch.
    >
    > 5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.
    >
    > 6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.
    >
    >
    > But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated,,,
    >
    > --
    > Bikini Browser of San Juan Puerto Rico
    > Small Business Office Automation
    > Small Business Document Imaging Solutions
    > Networking Solutions using Linksys & Cisco Products
    > www.daleallen.com/contact.htm
    > www.daleallen.net (our blog)
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. Bikini Browser

    Bikini Browser Flightless Bird

    Thanks Gentlemen!

    I have to wonder and ask why that technet aritical left out such an
    important issue as that!

    I won't forget this one!

    Does that also work on Windows VISTA and 7?

    Bikini Browser
    www.daleallen.net



    "John John - MVP" <audetweld@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote in message
    news:-O5IIKK9vKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Bikini Browser wrote:
    >> Hello everyone..
    >>
    >> I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and they
    >> are not joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network joined to
    >> a workgroup.
    >>
    >> From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users logon
    >> after the computer is freshly booted. It says the account has been
    >> locked out and contact the administrator.
    >>
    >> I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that
    >> user. Account lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts then
    >> lock them out and I realize that the user might be making mistakes as he
    >> attempts to login,
    >>
    >> My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and
    >> unlock the locked out user account?
    >>
    >> I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a
    >> Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx
    >>
    >> That says the following,,,
    >> To unlock a locked user account
    >>
    >> 1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    >>
    >> 2.. Double-click User Accounts.
    >>
    >> 3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.
    >>
    >> 4.. Click the Users branch.
    >>
    >> 5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.
    >>
    >> 6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.
    >>
    >>
    >> But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,
    >>
    >> Any help would be appreciated,,,

    >
    > Enter lusrmgr.msc in the Start Menu Run box.
    >
    > You can also get to the Local User and Groups management console by
    > entering "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) in the Start Menu
    > Run box and click your way around as explained in the Technet article that
    > you cite.
    >
    > John
     
  5. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Bikini Browser" <delete.bikini.this.browser@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:#5oLd38vKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hello everyone..
    >
    > I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and they
    > are not joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network joined to a
    > workgroup.
    >
    > From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users logon
    > after the computer is freshly booted. It says the account has been locked
    > out and contact the administrator.
    >
    > I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that
    > user. Account lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts then
    > lock them out and I realize that the user might be making mistakes as he
    > attempts to login,
    >
    > My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and
    > unlock the locked out user account?
    >
    > I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a
    > Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx
    >
    > That says the following,,,
    > To unlock a locked user account
    >
    > 1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    >
    > 2.. Double-click User Accounts.
    >
    > 3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.
    >
    > 4.. Click the Users branch.
    >
    > 5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.
    >
    > 6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.
    >
    >
    > But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated,,,
    >
    > --
    > Bikini Browser of San Juan Puerto Rico


    You can also do it from the Command Prompt:

    net user xxx /active:yes

    There is lots of help too:

    net help user | more
     
  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Bikini Browser" <delete.bikini.this.browser@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:#5oLd38vKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello everyone..
    >>
    >> I have a client that has Windows XP Professional computers w/SP3 and
    >> they are not joined to a domain. They are on a peer to peer network
    >> joined to a workgroup.
    >>
    >> From time to time, one of the computers won't let one of the users
    >> logon after the computer is freshly booted. It says the account has
    >> been locked out and contact the administrator.
    >>
    >> I CAN Login to the same computer as the administrator but not as that
    >> user. Account lockout have been set in local security to 3 attempts
    >> then lock them out and I realize that the user might be making
    >> mistakes as he attempts to login,
    >>
    >> My question is, how does an administrator login to that computer and
    >> unlock the locked out user account?
    >>
    >> I saw a document on technet.... Securing Windows XP Professional in a
    >> Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
    >> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc875837.aspx
    >>
    >> That says the following,,,
    >> To unlock a locked user account
    >>
    >> 1.. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    >>
    >> 2.. Double-click User Accounts.
    >>
    >> 3.. Click the Advanced tab and then click the Advanced button.
    >>
    >> 4.. Click the Users branch.
    >>
    >> 5.. Find the affected user account and double-click it.
    >>
    >> 6.. Clear the Account is locked out checkbox and then click OK.
    >>
    >>
    >> But I can't find the advanced tab in User accounts,,,
    >>
    >> Any help would be appreciated,,,
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bikini Browser of San Juan Puerto Rico

    >
    > You can also do it from the Command Prompt:
    >
    > net user xxx /active:yes


    Great answer...and it's the fastest way to do it!

    John
     
  7. J. P. Gilliver (John)

    J. P. Gilliver (John) Flightless Bird

    In message <#us9CO9vKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, Tim Meddick
    <timmeddick@gawab.com> writes:
    >Just open the "Run" box on the Start Menu (or press WinKey+R) and enter :
    >
    >
    >lusrmgr.msc
    >
    >
    >...and press the [ok] button.
    >
    >The Microsoft Management Console (MMC.EXE) file "Local Users and
    >Groups" should open in a few seconds.

    []
    I can't help wondering if the name "local users ..." was coined _after_
    the "lusr manager" was written to handle people who had locked
    themselves out, or before!
    --
    J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
    ** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
    outdated thoughts on PCs. **

    "Mummy, Mummy, I'm 13 now can I wear a bra?"

    "SHUT UP RALPH...."
     

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