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SQL server service account is locking out

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Hi,
we are seeing one of our service account getting locked out for every fifteen minutes,

we have two domains(ex. A and B), the service account name(ex. A\XXX and B\XXX) is same in two domains and the passwords are different, In Domain A DClogs we can see that account 'A\XXXX' in B domain server is locked out.

we understand somebody used the domain A account in domain B

Can some help how do i find the process or job is causing to the account locked out in Domain B server

Thanks in Advance
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G Sunny - Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:18 PM
Hi,
we are seeing one of our service account getting locked out for every fifteen minutes,

we have two domains(ex. A and B), the service account name(ex. A\XXX and B\XXX) is same in two domains and the passwords are different, In Domain A DClogs we can see that account 'A\XXXX' in B domain server is locked out.

we understand somebody used the domain A account in domain B

Can some help how do i find the process or job is causing to the account locked out in Domain B server

Thanks in Advance


Have you checked the SQL Server Logs to see if you can get a clue or two on who or what is causing the failed logins?

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G Sunny - Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:18 PM
Hi,
we are seeing one of our service account getting locked out for every fifteen minutes,

we have two domains(ex. A and B), the service account name(ex. A\XXX and B\XXX) is same in two domains and the passwords are different, In Domain A DClogs we can see that account 'A\XXXX' in B domain server is locked out.

we understand somebody used the domain A account in domain B

Can some help how do i find the process or job is causing to the account locked out in Domain B server

Thanks in Advance

This generally happens when a password is reset at the server and a client program runs its schedules with an old password , and hence locks it out. Logs will give you the IP of the client.

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I'm afraid you've just discovered one of the reasons why a SQL Server service account should be the account under which the SQL Server service runs... and nothing else. If you start also using it for client programs and such like, it's more likely to get locked out or otherwise compromised, potentially affecting the availability of live systems. My advice is to ask for a new account(s) for those client programs. It's more secure, as well - the more purposes to which you put an account, the more permissions you have to give it.

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Jeff Moden - Friday, October 13, 2017 8:48 PM
G Sunny - Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:18 PM
Hi,
we are seeing one of our service account getting locked out for every fifteen minutes,

we have two domains(ex. A and B), the service account name(ex. A\XXX and B\XXX) is same in two domains and the passwords are different, In Domain A DClogs we can see that account 'A\XXXX' in B domain server is locked out.

we understand somebody used the domain A account in domain B

Can some help how do i find the process or job is causing to the account locked out in Domain B server

Thanks in Advance


Have you checked the SQL Server Logs to see if you can get a clue or two on who or what is causing the failed logins?


Once you check the logs you should find an ip address, you could then try an rdp connection to that box; I experienced this with a login for a remote server service, using the SQL account, that had long been forgotten and was undocumented.

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John Mitchell-245523 - Monday, October 16, 2017 2:33 AM
I'm afraid you've just discovered one of the reasons why a SQL Server service account should be the account under which the SQL Server service runs... and nothing else. If you start also using it for client programs and such like, it's more likely to get locked out or otherwise compromised, potentially affecting the availability of live systems. My advice is to ask for a new account(s) for those client programs. It's more secure, as well - the more purposes to which you put an account, the more permissions you have to give it.

John


Also more than one service on the box is using the account can cause this


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