Tips to Set Account Lockout Threshold for Invalid Logon Attempts

Published March 12, 2015 by Admin

Account lockout threshold setting determines the number of failed logon attempts that causes a user account to be locked out. A locked-out account cannot be used until it is reset by an administrator or until the lockout duration for the account has expired. You can set a value between 0 and 999 failed logon attempts. If you set the value to 0, the account will never be locked out. This tutorial will show that how to set account lockout threshold in Windows 7.

1. Open Local Security Policy editor. Hit Win and R keys to launch the Run box.
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2. Type into a command secpol.msc and click OK button.
secpol.msc

3. Expand Account Policies folder in the left pane and click Account Lockout Policy.
Account-Lockout-Policy

4. In the right pane, right-click on Account lockout threshold and select Properties.
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5. Type in a number between 0 and 999 for how many invalid logon attempts you want allowed before the user account is locked out and then click on OK.
(Note: If you set the value to 0, the account will never be locked out.)
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6. Click OK button when Suggested Value Changes window pops up.
suggestd-value-changes

7. When it is done, close the Local Security Policy editor.

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