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    User locked out everytime he restarts

    Hey guys,

    Need your wisdom.

    I have this one user that keeps getting locked out every time he restarts his PC.

    We have a 3 wrong entry lockout system but every time on restart , we have to unlock this account as it gets locked out.

    Any reason why this would happen?

    His PC - Vista fully updated
    Server - 2k3 with AD.
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    If he has mapped drive set to automatically reconnect and the saved passwords are wrong, that would do it.
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    Or..,....maybe there is something wrong with the keyboard...where a key either doesnt work or...enters mulitple characters

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    Yeah he does have mapped drives.

    I have asked him to delete them and then restart to try and reproduce.

    However, if he logs in fine, wouldn't those credentials be used for the mapped drives?

    MLF - if what you are saying is true, then he wouldnt be able to log in?
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    I guess so...maybe he is just typing in his password wrong.

    I have a keyboard that is slow in response and I regulary mistype passwords because of it.

    What version of Vista is this...just curious.

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    Vista business.

    I would agree he could be typing his password wrong but doubt it ...

    We have other people in the office with mapped drives and dont have an issue.
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    He may be logged in on another machine with the old password. That will lock him out if the password changes.
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    I read somewhere that if the machine then is not correctly added to the domian ...this issue will occur.

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    However, if he logs in fine, wouldn't those credentials be used for the mapped drives?
    MLF may be onto something.

    I recall being at a client and having a similar issue with one of my laptops. I had a several mapped drives for different work/internal departments at this large client of mine. All the mappings were using my domain account (w/ the auto reconnect feature). However, because my laptop was not part of their domain, it was using my old credentials for some reason and as a result, I got locked out upon changing my password. Deleting the mapped drives worked. I simply built a script for each department with NET USE statements without credentials and I let it prompt me. Kinda of a pain, but it worked.

    That is until they found out I was using my laptop instead of their P.O.S.
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    Ron, why so blue?



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