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Account Lockout Monitor Template

Sever Manager includes several different methods to get notified when an account is locked out.

TypeDescription
Real-Time Security Event Log Monitor Subscribes, or optionally scans on a scheduled interval, Security Event Logs for locked out accounts. Monitors Domain Controller Security Event logs for locked out domain accounts and/or monitors stand-alone server Security Event logs for local, non-domain, locked out accounts.
Active Directory MonitorScan Active Directory on a scheduled interval (e.g. Every 15 Minutes) for locked out domain accounts.
WMI MonitorScan stand-alone servers on a scheduled interval (e.g. Every 15 Minutes) for local, non-domain, locked out accounts.
Security Event Log Report Scan multiple Domain Controller Security Event logs for domain account lockout history and/or scan multiple stand-alone server Security Event logs for non-domain local account lockout history.
Active Directory/WMI Report Scan multiple domains on a scheduled interval (e.g. Every 15 Minutes) for currently locked out domain accounts and optionally scan multiple stand-alone servers on a scheduled interval (e.g. Every 15 Minutes) for currenlty locked out non-domain local accounts.

How to get notified in real-time when an account is locked out:

For more infomation see Account Lockout Monitoring and Reporting

How to scan Active Directory for locked out domain accounts:

Server Manager includes a sample template that scans Active Directory for locked out accounts.

  • From the Explorer View, navigate to Templates | Sample Templates | Account Lockout Monitors then right click on Domain Account Lockout Monitor and select Template Properties. The Account Lockout Monitor Template Properties view displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Select the Monitor Active Directory option to monitor Active Directory only.
  • Use the Directory Service drop-down to select the domain to monitor.

Host Assignment

  • Assign the template to either of one your domain controllers or the localhost.
    Assigning this template to multiple hosts will result in duplicate Active Directory scans and duplicate triggers.

How to scan stand-alone servers for local, non-domain, locked out accounts with WMI:

  • From the Explorer View, navigate to Templates | Sample Templates | Account Lockout Monitors then right click on Server Account Lockout Monitor and select Template Properties. The Account Lockout Monitor Template Properties view displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Select the Monitor assigned machines option to monitor servers and workstations for local accounts that have been locked out.

Host Assignment

  • Assign each server and workstation you want to monitor local accounts on.
    Assigning this template to a domain controller only results in local account triggers. Domain accounts will not be included in the triggers.

Related Topics

Account Lockout Monitoring and Reporting

Account Lockout Reports

Directory Services