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Windows 7: Account lockout problem

09 Dec 2009   #1
RaynMan

Windows 7
 
 
Account lockout problem

Hello all,

Windows 7 has made my Account Lockout Duration set to 99360 minutes (69 days).

What's really bad is I can't change this. It's disabled even though I'm an admin.

I've search for days trying to figure out how I can change this and was hoping someone here could help me.

TIA,

RaynMan


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09 Dec 2009   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Have you tried to change Account Lockout Threshold to 0, it should then reset the duration?

Kari
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09 Dec 2009   #3
RaynMan

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your reply, Kari.

I can't change anything on this screen. I can't change duration, threshold, or even reset time. Everything is disabled.

Thanks again.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Are we talking about the same window / screen? The Local Group Policy Editor? Or do you mean you are completely locked out?

Kari


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10 Dec 2009   #5
RaynMan

Windows 7
 
 

The editor. Just like the images you are showing. If I click on anything just like what you have on the first image, anything that shows up just like on the second image is disabled.

I am an admin. I also have another user account which is also admin and thank goodness for that because I was able to login as the other user and unlock my main user. The other user account also has these disabled.

Thanks
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10 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I can send a file to change the password


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