In Windows 11, Microsoft has added a new account lockout policy to protect users against brute-force password attacks. If you are using Windows 11 Insider build version 22H2, you can avail of this feature. The rest of the Windows users need to wait for updates.
When anybody tries to access your account automatically or locally, this new policy will block the user account for 10 minutes.
The new lockout policy will protect all user accounts, including the built-in Administrator account. If you or someone else tries to access your PC after ten failed login attempts, the account will be locked for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes lockout, the counter will automatically be reset by default.
The “account lockout duration” policy found the number of minutes a locked-out account remains locked before automatically becoming unlocked. By default, this policy is set to 10 minutes. However, the available lockout duration range is from 1 through 99,999 minutes. A value of 0 specifies that the account will be locked out until an administrator explicitly unlocks it.
The Account lockout duration policy setting determines the number of minutes that a locked-out account remains locked out before automatically becoming unlocked. An administrator can also manually unlock a locked-out account. This risewindows article will guide you on changing Account Lockout Duration on Windows 11.
How to Change Account Lockout Duration on Windows 11 using Group Policy?
Do these steps to set account lockout duration on Windows 11 using Group Policy:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar of the Local Group Policy Editor window:-
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Account Lockout Policy
Step 3. Double-click on the policy name
Step 4. Tap the “Local Security Setting” tab and set the “Account is locked out for” time in minutes.
Step 5. Hit
Step 6. Press
Step 7. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.
After completing the above steps, when someone Automatically or manually tries to access your account with the wrong password 10 times, your account will be locked out and automatically unlocked after your set time.
How to Change Account Lockout Duration in Windows 11 through Command Prompt?
Do these steps to change account lockout duration in Windows 11 by Command Prompt for various administrative tasks:-
Step 2. Type the following command and hit the
Step 3. Again, type the following command and hit Enter key on the keyboard:-
net accounts /lockoutduration:<number>
Note: Replace <number> in the above command with a number between 0 and 99999 minutes you want for how long an account should be locked out before automatically unlocking.
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