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Account lockouts, harmless as they seem, are red alerts for IT administrators. It could be a user who just forgot their password, but it could also be an unauthorized person trying to crack the password to break into that user's account. Therefore getting the details of account lockouts become crucial to ensure the integrity of the network.
Both Windows PowerShell and ADAudit Plus can get you account lockout details. However, PowerShell simply lists the information that you have asked for while ADAudit Plus, a powerful auditing and reporting tool can analyze and process information from various sources in Active Directory to produce comprehensive and user-friendly reports.
Here is a comparison between finding the source of an account lockout using Windows PowerShell and ADAudit Plus
Get-AccountLockoutStatus -ComputerName DC1 -Username Sarah | Export - csv -path C:Accountlockoutreport.csv -NoTypeInformation
The limitations of using Windows PowerShell to get reports on account lockout details:
ADAudit Plus scans all the DCs in the domain and generates a detailed report on user account lockouts. It also continuously inspects the network for changes and generates a variety of over 200 other pre-packaged reports. It also gives real-time alerts in case of suspicious activity on the network. ADAudit Plus is a powerful auditing and reporting tool that helps to keep your network secure by constantly monitoring all network activity.