Restrict how many times a Vista user can try to login to the system

Issue

Restrict the number of login attempts for a Vista user.

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

Vista Workstation

Cause

Vista does not have a settings for login attempts. This is normally controlled by Windows and the Windows Domain.

Resolution

Create a Vista domain user. It is good practice to always log out of Windows when done.

The IT department will typically have a set of rules for the domain. One of these will usually set the domain user to 3 login attempts to Windows before the account is locked.