Active directory account lockouts can be the biggest problem for system administrator because it happens a lot in it. According to research account lockouts are the single source of calls to IT help desk.
Most of active directory account lockouts are caused due to two main problems; one is a user forgets the password and another can be credentials are updated on new device, but the user forgets to update on old device.
To resolve account lockout you need to follow a procedure. Microsoft also offers the account lockout status tool in which user account domain that can be contacted and then searched for. Also you can hire a Active Directory Consulting company.
There are multiple tools available which you can use to track down the source of repeated account lockouts. The tools can be time intensive but can be helpful as well.
The first tool is; Microsoft account lockout and management tool which is one of the most accurate and reliable tool. Power shell script and account lockout examiner tool is also used to analyze various windows component like scheduled task, CMO objects, different applications etc. These tools can be a great source of finding repeated active account lockouts quickly.
You need to take time to investigate the true cause of frequent account lockouts. Changing the policy of active directory account lockout is an effective way of separating instances of errors occurred by users. Use need to use the tools to look after the issue, trace the source of the issues and with the use of tools and resources you can manages and solve problem of active directory lockouts.