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Windows 7: Account Lockout - Unlock a Locked Out User Account

19 Mar 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Account Lockout - Unlock a Locked Out User Account

How to Unlock a Locked Out User Account in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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23 Mar 2011   #10
HDM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks for the tut man

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23 Mar 2011   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome HDM.
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12 Apr 2011   #12
user417

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Can you do that with Windows 7 home premium?
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13 Apr 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello User417,

You can type in the command below in a elevated command prompt (Run as administrator), and press enter to unlock a specific username.

net user /active:yes username


You could also Set an Account Lockout Duration for Locked Out User Accounts to have them unlock automatically after XX amount of minutes.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Apr 2011   #14
user417

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thank you for your input.
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13 Apr 2011   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome mate.
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04 Aug 2013   #16
liamwli

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How do you unlock it if there is no access to another admin account?
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04 Aug 2013   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Liam,

It depends on what the account lockout duration was set to. By default, you must wait 30 minutes before the account is automatically unlocked.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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