Why does my Active Directory account lock after I RDP into other devices?

Adolph, Danielle A (MNIT) 1 Reputation point

Whenever I RDP into other devices pc's, servers, etc ... my Active Directory account locks. I always have to have a colleague of mine unlock my account so I may resume my responsibilities. Any guidance on how to resolve this issue would be great.

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  1. Dave Patrick 353.7K Reputation points MVP

    You can follow along here to troubleshoot.


    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  2. Manu Philip 14,556 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @AdolphDanielleAMNIT,

    There can be various reasons for the issue you experiencing:

    Check, if you have any application running at the logged in server for any applications using Cached and Stored Credentials. Make sure that the account password is not stale.
    Check for any scheduled tasks and persistent drive mappings that have stale credentials.
    Check, if there are any disconnected RDP sessions that use stale credentials (Open Task Manager and check Users tab)

    So, make sure that you don't have any stale password saved in logged in servers. Do a force reset of password change (ctrl+alt+delete and change password) from all servers you usually logging in

    Please mark as "Accept the answer" if the above steps helps you. Others with similar issues can also follow the solution as per your suggestion