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.