Monday, 8 June 2015

Disconnected RDP session causes AD account lockout if password changed

I had a RDP session to a remote machine and I disconnected from it - I didn't logout.

At some point later I had to change my AD password as the expiry policy required.

However thereafter I kept getting logged out at regular intervals. In the end after some AD diagnosis it was found that it was this disconnected session. After properly logging out the problem went away.

"Remote Desktop Services Manager" is part of Windows 7 and can be used to list which computers are logged into. This can be added if it is not already from Control Panel > Turn Windows Features On or Off > Remote Server Admin

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