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User password expiry problem

yongsing asked
I created a user account for a Win2000 system (Control Panel -> Users and Passwords). One day, I realised that the password has expired because I was not to connect to this system from another PC. To fix this problem, I went into Control Panel -> Users and Passwords, select the user account, and changed the password. However, there doesn't seem to be any field to indicate the password expiry date, so how come the original password got expired?
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Top Expert 2004

check the group policy settings, this is where the expire date is
Here is where you will find it.

Start > Run type gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Accoung Policies > Password Policy

The Crazy One

Look in the right hand pane at "Maximum Password Age" and double click on it. Note that if you are on a domain the domain polciy supersedes local password policies.

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