6.5.2 Configuring Account Lockout Policy
The Account Lockout Policy settings also allow you to improve the security on your computer. If you do not
have an account lockout policy in place, an unauthorized user can repeatedly attempt to gain access to your
computer. If, however, you have set an account lockout policy, the system will lock out the user account
under the conditions you specify in Account Lockout Policy. These conditions are listed in Table 6.7.
TABLE 6.7: Account Lockout Policy Options
Account Lockout Duration
Specifies the number of minutes that the
account is locked out for. A value of 0
indicates that the user account is locked out
indefinitely until the Administrator unlocks
the user account.
Account Lockout Threshold
Specifies the number of invalid logon
attempts it takes before the user account is
locked out from logging on to the computer.
A value of 0 indicates that the account will
not be locked out.
Reset Account Lockout Counter After
Specifies the number of minutes to wait
before resetting the account lockout counter.