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The Who, Where and When information is very important for an administrator to have complete knowledge of all activities that occur on his Active Directory. This helps him identify any desired / undesired activity happening. ADAudit Plus assists an administrator with this information in the form of reports. In real-time, ensure critical resources in the network like the Domain Controllers are audited, monitored and reported with the entire information on AD objects - Users, Groups, GPO, Computer, OU, DNS, AD Schema and Configuration changes with 200+ detailed event specific GUI reports and email alerts.

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How to use account lockout status in Active Directory?

The Account Lockout Status tool (lockoutstatus.exe) displays lockout information for a specified user by querying every contactable domain controller (DC) in the user's domain. To install lockoutstatus.exe, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the Account Lockout Status tool, then execute the downloaded lockoutstatus.msi file.
  2. Click next to start the installation wizard.
  3. Check "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and click next.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. After installation is complete, click Finish.
    • By default, the tool is installed in the C:\program files\windows resource kits\tools folder. Double-click lockoutstatus.exe. From the tool's File menu, click Select Target and enter the user whose status you want to check.
    • You can also check a user's lockout information at the command line. To do so, enter the command:
      lockoutstatus -u:administrator@manageengine.com
      where –u is the username.

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