- You enable the following Windows Vista policy: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon: “Hide entry points for fast user switching”You enable this policy together with the following Windows Server 2003 policy:Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\ "Interactive Logon: Require Domain Controller Authentication to unlock workstation”
- You log on to the domain on a workstation that is running Windows Vista.
- Your password is expired.
- You lock the workstation and then try to unlock it.
- Your password has expired.
- Your account has the User must change password at next logon setting enabled.
- Log on to another workstation, change your password, and then use the new password to unlock your computer.
- Have an administrator unlock your computer.
Note When you have an administrator unlock your computer, your session on your computer is forcibly logged off, and any unsaved work may be lost.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
In Windows 2000, the message that appears for incorrect password entry and eventual account lockout was originally incorrect. See the following article on the post-SP2 hotfix that corrected this problem:
For more information about unlocking a workstation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 329885 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2017 - Revision: 1