|Platform: win2012r2||Date: (C)2015-10-08 (M)2017-10-31|
Reset account lockout counter after
This policy setting determines the length of time before the Account lockout threshold resets to zero. The default value for this policy setting is Not Defined. If the Account lockout threshold is defined, this reset time must be less than or equal to the value for the Account lockout duration setting.
If you leave this policy setting at its default value or configure the value to an interval that is too long, your environment could be vulnerable to a DoS attack. An attacker could maliciously perform a number of failed logon attempts on all users in the organization, which will lock out their accounts. If no policy were determined to reset the account lockout, it would be a manual task for administrators. Conversely, if a reasonable time value is configured for this policy setting, users would be locked out for a set period until all of the accounts are unlocked automatically.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Account Lockout Policy!Reset account lockout counter after
(2) WMI: root\rsop\computer#RSOP_SecuritySettingNumeric#Setting#KeyName='ResetLockoutCount' And precedence=1
|SCAP Repo OVAL Definition||oval:org.secpod.oval:def:22954|