How many help desk calls do you get from users asking for someone to unlock their accounts? How much time does the administrative staff spend just handling account lockout issues? Loss of productivity, frustrated users, and a huge administrative burden are just some of the inevitable results of implementing a strong password policy, which is required by security and compliance regulations. Should you just give in to user complaints, or is there a better way to keep strong security requirements and effectively resolve account lockouts at the same time?
Native tools lack many features and capabilities that administrators and help desk staff need to effectively resolve account lockouts (downloadSummary: Limitations of Microsoft Account Lockout and Management Tools to learn more).
Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner will help you to:
Identify account lockouts in real time:
Should an account lockout happen, all operators will receive an email alert with an optional link to a web-based console for quick access to account details and operations. Email alerts can be configured to be triggered only when specified accounts are locked out.
Troubleshoot account lockouts:
The lockout investigation engine of Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner will do its best to help you find the potential cause of account lockouts, such as mapped network drives, services and scheduled tasks running under stale credentials, disconnected remote desktop sessions, processes running under a locked account, etc.
Proactively resolve account lockouts:
The product allows you to unlock accounts quickly via a web-based console or even by email from your mobile device.
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