Use PowerShell to Lock Out Active Directory Users

In this article I’ll show you how to check who have a locked out status in the Active Directory. First we want to check which users have a locked status. In the script below I’ll show you how to accomplish this task.

Set locked out status for users in a specific OU

For testing purposes I used a script from Mike F Robbins to give users in a specific OU the status locked out.

Search for users with a Locked Out status


Locked Source

Now we need check the PDC server name and get events with ID 4740 from the security log to find the locked out source for each user.


Full PowerShell script

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