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Windows 7: Account Lockout Threshold for Invalid Logon Attempts

28 Apr 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.


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25 Dec 2014   #11
JoeWittmer

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit & Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Account Lockout Threshold

I tried the solutions in Brink's tutorial on a Windows 8.1 system, attempting to make the computer HIPAA compliant and setting the Account Lockout Threshold to 4 invalid attempts.

I was unable to locate the Local Group Policy application, so I tried to use the command line "Net Accounts" solution - option #3. The result of this effort returns an error code 5 when trying to apply a command to set the threshold to 5 invalid login attempts before locking-out the account from login.

Is there a mistake in listing the solution as compliant with Windows 8.1?

joewittmer
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25 Dec 2014   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may not have opened an "elevated" command prompt to run the command in.

Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
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26 Dec 2014   #13
JoeWittmer

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit & Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Account Lockout Threshold setup

Thanks to Brink, I was able to complete the setup of Account Lockout. The issue did turn out to be getting into the elevated command mode in Windows 8.1, as he indicated. Many Thanks....
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26 Dec 2014   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Joe.
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