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Account lockout policy is locking out Windows XP clients with the correct password

We have a Windows 2000 domain with Windows 98/2000/XP clients. When we set the account lockout policy after 5 bad attempts, it seems our Windows XP clients get locked out even though they are already logged in or inputting the correct password. There are a few errors in Event viewer that may point to authenticating to our Exchange server but searching the Web brings up nothing on those. Have you seen this before?

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This article points to similar problem, but I really don't think that it is your issue. However, it is interesting and offers some additional troubleshooting methods:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;264678&Product=win2000

Here is another problem (and a more likely to be your issue). This one was solved in Windows 2000 SP 3:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;263821&Product=win2000

And another issue that is very similar to your situation, also fixed in SP 3:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;287639&Product=win2000

This was first published in February 2004

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