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    New Lounger
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    User does not know they have been locked out

    Hi all,

    We are running Windows 2000 Professional clients within an NT domain and have noticed that when users lock themselves out of the domain (we have set the policy to three wrong passwords results in lockout) they are given no indication that this has happened. This is because they then log onto the local machine, presumably using their cached credentials, and they are none the wiser that they are locked out of the network until they try to connect to a network drive or similar.

    The big problem comes when they try to print to a network printer while they are locked out as this causes a few thousand error records to be generated in the server log within a second or two, overwriting the whole log in an instant!

    Anyone have any ideas how we can (a) inform the user that they are not on the network and ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] prevent a simple print operation filling up the log?

    Many thanks,

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    Re: User does not know they have been locked out

    Try this:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q242/5/36.ASP>Q242536</A> User Is Not Alerted When Logging On with Cached Credentials

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