Read: 24 mins. Splunk is a GREAT tool to aggregate and correlate information from a variety of sources, and its SPL queries can help surface what you may need. In this post, we extend our previous Active Directory Account Lockout Troubleshooting article with Splunk Dashboards. SimpleXML source codes are provided to create visual representations of Windows Security event log data to aid with lockout investigations. They can also help identify data or behavior patterns and how many accounts are failing authentication over a specific time period.
Read: 18 mins. A Windows account keeps getting locked out and breaks a business-critical application that is responsible for a large volume of revenue. Angry customers have called into customer service to complain, and your manager has asked you for help. How do you find the source for the lockouts? Here is a comprehensive guide to aid you with resolving the issue. BONUS: Look up when an account was modified, disabled, enabled, unlocked, or had its password reset -- and by whom