Netwrix Account
Lockout Examiner

Freeware account lockout tool that alerts you to account lockouts in real time and helps you quickly troubleshoot and resolve them
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"I absolutely love this product! It’s such a great asset for resolving our account lockout problems."
Jim Wagner,

How much time do you spend handling account lockout issues in AD without a lockout tool?

Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner is a freeware tool that notifies IT administrators about AD account lockouts. It also helps them identify the root cause whenever an Active Directory account keeps locking out, so they can quickly restore normal operations. Administrators can unlock user accounts from the tool’s console or a mobile device.
Detect account lockouts in real time
When an account lockout happens, help desk staff receive an email alert with a link to the details. You can choose to be alerted only when specified accounts are locked out.
Identify the root cause
Helps find the root cause of a lockout, such as improperly mapped network drives, services or scheduled tasks running under stale credentials, or disconnected remote desktop sessions.
Unlock accounts faster
Enables you to quickly unlock user accounts through a convenient web-based console or even via email sent from your mobile device.
Reduce pressure on the help desk
Even before end users pick up the phone, help desk personnel already have all the details they need to quickly troubleshoot account lockouts.
Prove compliance
Helps you demonstrate that your Active Directory lockout policy is properly enforced, as mandated by compliance regulations.
Fulfill SLAs
Business-critical applications often use service accounts. The tool can alert administrators immediately if a service account gets locked, so they can minimize the impact on the business.

Use the right Active Directory tool to unlock user accounts faster

Our free software overcomes the limitations of other AD account lockout tools, enabling IT administrators and help desk staff to detect lockout-related event IDs, identify the root cause of each lockout and unlock accounts — all with one simple tool. You can now resolve lockout problems quickly and effectively, even if a user account keeps locking out of Active Directory multiple times.

Protect your Active Directory when a user account keeps locking out

When an Active Directory account keeps locking out or there is a significant increase in authentication requests on domain controllers, it can be a sign of the Conficker virus (also known as Downup, Downadup or Kido), which performs brute-force attacks against accounts in a network. Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner helps IT administrators identify Conficker in the early stages by enabling them to detect a user account that keeps locking out of Active Directory and then quickly unlock all accounts affected by the virus.
Maximizing efficiency of help desk staff in more than 40,000 networks
Real Estate,
130 employees
RXR Realty relies on Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner to alert administrators immediately about locked accounts.
32,400 employees
A global integrated energy and chemicals company uses Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner to automate repetitive help desk tasks.
System Requirements
Netwrix Account Lockout Examiner is easy to deploy. It doesn’t require installation on help desk computers or user desktops. Below you can find a summary of minimum system requirements. The tool is available in both freeware and enterprise editions.
Operating System:
  • Windows XP SP3 or above
Other required components:
  1. A supported web browser:
  2. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  3. IIS 6.0 or above
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 30MB of free disk space
"I am very happy with the tool and it´s working very smoothly in our environment. It´s helping us resolve account lockouts and reach required security and compliance levels."
Manish KV,
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