A. The Account Lockout Status tool (lockoutstatus.exe) displays lockout information for a specified user by querying every contactable domain controller (DC) in the user's domain. You can download the Account Lockout Status tool at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d1a5ed1d-cd55-4829-a189-99515b0e90f7&displaylang=en. To use the tool, you must be running Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later. To install lockoutstatus.exe, perform the following steps:
- Download the Account Lockout Status tool, then execute the downloaded lockoutstatus.msi file.
- Click Next to start the installation wizard.
- Check "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and click Next.
- Click Install Now.
- After installation is complete, click Finish.
By default, the tool is installed in the C:\program files\windows resource kits\tools folder. Double-click lockoutstatus.exe. From the tool's File menu, click Select Target and enter the user whose status you want to check. You'll see a window, like the one in the figure at Figure, which displays the user's lockout information.
You can also check a user's lockout information at the command line. To do so, enter the command
lockoutstatus -u:[email protected]
where –u is the username.