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Admin account constantly locking

The admin account on our server is constantly locking. The odd thing is on the server console it says the ip address that is locking the account is the server address. Could this be a mapped drive with a cached password that is causing this? Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks for any advice.
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Spectrum1,
> Could this be a mapped drive with a cached
> password that is causing this? Anyone got any ideas?
> Thanks for any advice.


Rather an NLM running on the server itself. Have you changed the Admin
password?

- Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

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or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
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Yes. I changed the admin password a few days ago when a colleague left the business. I used console one, why would it start locking?
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Because something on the server is using that password. Most commonly it is backup or some such other process. Better check.

--El

Spectrum1;2142032 wrote:
Yes. I changed the admin password a few days ago when a colleague left the business. I used console one, why would it start locking?

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Spectrum1,
> Yes. I changed the admin password a few days ago when a colleague left
> the business. I used console one, why would it start locking?


Because *something* on that server is still using the old one. Noticed
anything that stopped working lately?

- Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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Thats the odd thing, I use a different user account for the backup as this has happened before and nothing has stopped working as far as I can see. As the only other things loaded are print manager and broker, zenworks and dns, theres nothing I can think of that uses the admin account. Is there any way to trace account useage back to workstation through dhcp / zenworks? When I check the admin user object it doesn't list any logged in workstations but the frequency of the error message on the console is such that it must be a process running, as its locking every 2-3 minutes.
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Spectrum1,
> As the only other things loaded are print manager and broker,
> zenworks and dns, theres nothing I can think of that uses the admin
> account.


Any web-based stuff? NetStorage, iFolder?

- Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Novell has a new enhancement request system,
or what is now known as the requirement portal.
If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
releases of Novell products then they should go to
http://www.novell.com/rms

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When I check the admin user object it doesn't list any logged in workstations

That's clear because
it says the ip address that is locking the account is the server address

I suggest using iMonitor->dstrace->trace configuration=authentication (and nothing else). Don't forget to press the 'refresh' button. Trace for a while, then stop. Look into the trace file and find the intervall the admin account logs in. Maybe that helps.

Whats about snmp or other collecting tools (Compaq Agents)?
And what's about eDirectory health?

Tom
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