Some process in SharePoint is causing my active directory account to be locked out repeatedly. It seems to happen on a regular interval (roughly every 4 hours). I have checked the windows event log and the task scheduler and cannot find any related entries. This began when I made had to change my password, but has never occurred before when I've done password changes. My account is not used as a service account anywhere in SharePoint. Any suggestions on where to look or how to trace this would be greatly apprecitated!

  • is it your user account or service account? how do you know sharepoint web server causing this issue?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Mar 11, 2016 at 18:26
  • It is my user account. My network administrator was able to pull the "calling computer" name from their monitoring but there is no additional info there about what process. I do not access that server using my user account -- I log in via a different administrator account. That, combined with no entries in windows event log, confirms it is not a logon issue.
    – Ryan
    Mar 14, 2016 at 12:02
  • do you have any scheduled task configured on the server under your name? or any batch file which run on regular intervals>
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Mar 14, 2016 at 12:44

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I had the same issue with my account.

It happens when you log-in with Service Account to server and then use your account to browse your profile or do some activity.

You need to log-in with service account on the server and then check credential manager it might be saved their which needs to be deleted.

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