How to retrieve the value for "prompt user to change password before expiration" of local policy settings?

In windows 2000
Goto Start >> Programs >> Administrative tools >> Local Security Settings >> Local Policies >> security options >> "prompt user to change password before expiration"
Mostly the default value of your local policy setting will be 14 days.
The requirement for me is :
I want to query this value programatically through SDK api's for both remote domain server as well as your local machine(precedence is for getting the value from remote domain server ).
yogindarAsked:
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pg_indiaCommented:
well search goolge for NT authentication
ty this:
Private Declare Function GetUserProfileDirectory Lib "userenv.dll" Alias "GetUserProfileDirectoryA" (ByVal hToken As Long, ByVal lpProfileDir As String, lpcchSize As Long) As Boolean

i will suggest if u r using api goto http://www.allapi.net/ and download the api viewer..

there in Windows information u will see lot of of apis.
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WorkingJourneymanCommented:
You'll need to use the Group Policy API... docs are at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/policy/policy/group_policy_start_page.asp

The function GetGPOList() will retrieve stored group policy objects from a remote computer.
The function GetAppliedGPOList() will retreive group policy objects as applied for a machine or user.

I don't know how to locate the specific policy setting you need. You'll have to do some research and experimenting.
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