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When a user tries to log in, they get "Account is disabled -- see Account Administrator" (Old Sco Unix)

The account has been locked.

As root, run

 passwd -u username

You can lock an account with "passwd -l".

Locking and unlocking can also be done through the Scoadmin Account Manager under "Login Controls".

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Tue May 27 15:01:49 2008: 4242   anonymous

You dont unlock account in this way
for some type of locks you must use 'sysadmsh' utility

Tue May 27 15:07:12 2008: 4243   TonyLawrence

I can't think of anything where you HAVE to use sysadamsh, but you certainly can if you want to.

By the way, "sysadmsh" is long deprecated - it's "scoadmin" nowadays. You can still use it if you want to, but I doubt many do.

Tue Sep 18 06:37:43 2012: 11329   Ali



I've tried this method and it didn't work, I'm still getting "Account is disabled -- see Account Administrator" message, what could be the reason or is there a work around possibly?

Tue Sep 18 11:09:37 2012: 11330   TonyLawrence


If passwords are set with expiration dates, an expired password can cause that. Try resetting their password.

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