Account lockout duration
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:7898||Date: (C)2012-11-10 (M)2017-11-22|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
The Account lockout duration setting should be configured correctly.
This policy setting determines the length of time that must pass before a locked account is unlocked and a user can try to log on again. The setting does this by specifying the number of minutes a locked out account will remain unavailable. If the value for this policy setting is configured to 0, locked out accounts will remain locked out until an administrator manually unlocks them. Although it might seem like a good idea to configure the value for this policy setting to a high value, such a configuration will likely increase the number of calls that the help desk receives to unlock accounts locked by mistake. Users should be aware of the length of time a lock remains in place, so that they realize they only need to call the help desk if they have an extremely urgent need to regain access to their computer.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Account Lockout Policy\Account lockout duration
(2) REG: NO INFO
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2|