WN12-AC-000001 - Windows 2012 account lockout duration must be configured to 15 minutes or greater.

Information

The account lockout feature, when enabled, prevents brute-force password attacks on the system. This parameter specifies the period of time that an account will remain locked after the specified number of failed logon attempts.

Solution

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Account Lockout Policy >> 'Account lockout duration' to '15' minutes or greater.

A value of '0' is also acceptable, requiring an administrator to unlock the account.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Windows_2012_and_2012_R2_DC_V3R4_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: ACCESS CONTROL

References: 800-53|AC-7b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002238, Rule-ID|SV-226056r794778_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-AC-000001, STIG-Legacy|SV-52850, STIG-Legacy|V-1099, Vuln-ID|V-226056

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 8adb0d09861bf226d808ee70fa318d57e210734d8fcf8c1ff68a1826d8030620