The security of your Windows user account, Is only as good as the password that's used to protect It. If It's based on commonly used, easy to guess or contains some sort of personal entries, such as part of your full name and date of birth, anyone with physical access to your computer, can easily try and guess It with repeated login attempts. As such, In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to set an Account lockout threshold for local user accounts.
So what exactly Is an Account lockout threshold? Well, I'm glad you've asked! Simply put and without the tech jargon, It locks out a given local user account for a certain duration due to too many Invalid login attempts. Essentially, the user account cannot be accessed with the password, until either an Administrator unlocks It, or the lockout duration expires.
By default, Windows does not have a lockout policy In place, thus anyone looking to gain unauthorized access to your computer, can enter a password as many times as they like until they get It right.
To avoid repeated login attempts, I will demonstrate how to set an account lockout threshold by using the Windows native Local Security Policy. Do note that the LSP Is only available In Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education editions. If you're running either of these, then this tutorial Is for you. So without further delay, let's get this started.