implementing password lockout

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Wed Jan 28 13:14:37 GMT 2004

>What will happen when you enter a bad password on BDC? The BDC in general
>more possibility to authenticate a users logon. If we enter twice bad
>password on BDC we will have count 2 on BDC and 0 on PDC, and after
>replicattion we will have 0 on both DC? It's very strange.
No, if the PDC is up, and you enter a bad password on the BDC, a netlogon
call is made from BDC to PDC, which increments the count on the PDC.

Jim McDonough
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