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How to Set Account Lockout Threshold for Invalid Logon Attempts in Windows 8.1/8/7

Apr. 17, 2014 12:24 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Password
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In Windows 8.1/8/7, we can set account lockout threshold security to determine the number of invalid or failed logon attempts with an incorrect user name or password that causes a user account to be locked out. In this article, we will cover what account lockout threshold security is and how to set account lockout threshold for invalid logon in windows 10/8.1/8/7. Read on, please.

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Part 1: What is Account Lockout Threshold Security in Windows 8.1/8/7?

The Account lockout threshold policy setting determines the number of failed logon attempts that will cause a user account to be locked out. A locked-out account cannot be used until it is reset by an administrator or until the number of minutes specified by Account lockout duration expires or the administrator manually unlocks the locked computer.

Part 2: How to Set Account Lockout Threshold Security in Windows 8.1/8/7?

You can set a value from 1 through 999 failed logon attempts, or you can specify that the account will never be locked out by setting the value to 0. Below I list 2 methods for you to set account lockout threshold for invalid logon in windows 8.1/8/7.

Method 1: Set Account Lockout Threshold Security via Local Security Policy

Method 2: Set Account Lockout Threshold Security Using Elevated Command Prompt

That's all for how to set account lockout threshold for invalid logon in windows 8.1/8/7. With Account lockout threshold policy, you can better thwart an unauthorized attack on your organization.

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