User Tools: Unlock Account

The Unlock Account tool unlocks a user account in AD.

How it does it

This tool completes this action by connecting to Active Directory to execute the account unlock.


Navigate to the Unlock Account tool by right clicking on a User Object, selecting Recast RCT, and selecting Unlock Account.

Unlock Account Navigation

The Change Password Tool can be run on multi-selected User Objects, but not User Groups or User Collections.


When the action is run, if the account is successfully unlocked, it will return the following dialog box:

Unlock Account Screenshot

Recast Permissions

Active DirectoryUnlock Account

Microsoft Permissions

  • This action requires the Unlock Account permissions on the Active Directory object. If using a service account, the service account needs the Unlock Account permissions on the AD object.