How to Unlock Locked out Account on Windows 11?

Microsoft’s new policy locks your user account for 10 minutes when someone attempts to access your account for ten unsuccessful passwords. Windows domain controllers keep track of login attempts, and domain controllers can be configured to respond to this type of potential attack by disabling the account for a preset period. Account Lockout Policy settings control the threshold for this response and the actions to be taken after the threshold is reached.

The Account lockout threshold policy setting determines the number of failed sign-in attempts, and if they find it exceeds the specified threshold, it locks your user account. A locked account cannot be unlocked and used until an administrator manually reset it or the number of minutes set by the Account lockout duration policy setting expires.

You can set a value from 1 through 999 failed sign-in attempts or specify that the account will never be locked by setting the value to 0. If the Account lockout threshold is set to a number greater than zero, the Account lockout duration must be greater than or equal to the value of the Reset account lockout counter.

This risewindows article will guide you on how to unlock a locked-out account on Windows 11.

How to Unlock Locked out Account on Windows 11 through Local Users and Groups?

Do these steps to unlock a locked-out account in Windows 11 using Local Users and Groups:-

Step 1. Open Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc).

Step 2. Pick the Users folder in the left pane of Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc).

Step 3. Right-click on the user account you want to unlock on the middle pane, then select Properties in the menu.

Step 4. Switch to the General tab in the user properties dialog.

Step 5. Uncheck the option Account is locked out.

Step 6. Press Apply.

Step 7. Hit OK.

After completing the above steps, your selected user account will unlock instantly, and you will sign in to your account.

How to Unlock Locked out Account on Windows 11 using Command Prompt or PowerShell?

Do these steps to unblock a locked out user account on Windows 11 through Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell:-

Step 1Open an administrator Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. Type the following command and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

net user "<username>" /active:yes

Note: Replace <username> in the above command with the actual user account name, for example, “Test.”

After completing the above steps, your selected user account will unlock instantly, and you can sign in to your account.

That’s it.

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