How to Enable or Disable Administrator Account Lockout on Windows 11?

Some users can try to access your Windows 11 remotely. It can automate brute force password attacks to test millions of password combinations for any user account.

Windows 11 now has a new account lockout policy to protect users against brute-force password attacks. Though, if the number of attempts exceeds the “Account lockout threshold,” the attacker could potentially lock every account.

When you subject the built-in admin user to an account lockout policy, it will apply the Account lockout threshold policy settings, which find the number of failed sign-in attempts that will cause a user account to be locked. A locked account cannot be used up to your administrator reset it manually, or the number of minutes specified in the Account lockout duration policy setting expires. On Windows 11, you will set a value from 1 to 999 failed sign-in attempts, or you can also set this value to 0 so that the account will never be locked. If the Account lockout threshold is set to a number greater than 0, the Account lockout time limit must be greater than or equal to the value of the “Reset account lockout counter after.”

Generally, the built-in administrator account gets locked out when anyone tries to access your account with ten wrong passwords. You can enable or disable this setting in Local Group Policy Editor.

This risewindows article will guide you through enabling or disabling the account lockout policy for the built-in administrator account on Windows 11.

How to Turn On or Off Administrator Account Lockout on Windows 11?

Do these steps to allow or block the administrator account lockout on Windows 11:-

Step 1Open 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 “Allow Administrator account lockout” on the right side of the “Account Lockout Policy” folder.

Step 4. Switch to Local Security Setting.

Step 5. Set Enabled or Disabled to turn On or Off the policy.

Step 6. Hit Apply button.

Step 7. Press OK button.

Step 8. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.

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