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I have a user with Windows 2000, she has started getting message.
Your password will expire in 14 days.
I went to Microsoft and found the following.
Right click on My Computer
Click on Manage
Click on users then double click on this user.
Check password doesn't expire.
I did all of this.
User is still getting message password will exxpire inn 10 days.
I look in registory and couldn't see anything.
What else can I do ?
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by:sstachal
ID: 12112438
If you go into Start / Settings/ Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Local Security Policy / Account Policies / Password Policy


Make Sure you dont have any Options set in there for password Age.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12112444
This is only if the Computer is not a Member of a Domain.
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by:sstachal
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You see any options set Under Password Policy?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12112681
This user is part of a domain and that password is set to
never expire.
I went ot Password Policy in control panel, the below is what I saw.
Enforce passowrd history 0 passwords
Maximum password age 0
Minimum password age 0 days
Minimum password length 4 chars.
Password must meet compl... Disabled
Store password using revers... Disabled.
I hope this helps.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12112769
If it is set the Maximum password age to 0 it should never expire, try doing somehting like this. Set the password age to any number larger then 2, then set it back 0 after you have saved the configuration. I dont know of any issues where windows has a problem registering these setting but if that doesnt work give me a min to look at some possible solutions.
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12113462
I tried both of the above, and still get message.
What else could it be.
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by:StGoY
ID: 12113470
>> This user is part of a domain and that password is set to

Your stating that this computer is a domain member.  How about the user? Is it created localy, or through the domain's AD?
If it's through the AD, then you'll have to log on your server, Open up the "Active Directory Users and Computers" snapin, then open up your user's property page.  Under the Account tab, you'll see "account options", simply check the "Password never expires" check box and you'll be fine!

Hope this is clear enough!
Steph
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by:sstachal
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"This user is part of a domain and that password is set to    <----------------- Localy or In Active Directory?
never expire.
I went ot Password Policy in control panel, the below is what I saw.
Enforce passowrd history 0 passwords
Maximum password age 0
Minimum password age 0 days
Minimum password length 4 chars.
Password must meet compl... Disabled
Store password using revers... Disabled.
I hope this helps."
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12115201
The users PC Password Policy has an effective setting at
42 days and I can't change that password maximum age
is set to 0 days. What could the effective setting do.
I'll try anything.
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by:StGoY
ID: 12115955
I'm sorry... what?

First of all... please tell us if that user is created localy or the machine, or in the Active Directory???
Once again, if the user is a DOMAIN user, then local policies won't have any effect!!!

Steph
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12116117
This a local machine, not part of an Active Directory.
I hope this clearifies this.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12124005
Are you Logged on as Administrator? to the Local Machine?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12124144
Yes, user has administrator priveleges on the Local PC.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12129117
How often does the Password Expire?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12133212
It hasn't expired. A few days ago got message password will
expire in 14 days. I thas been decreasing ever since.
This morning is was 6 days.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12133869
Where Do you see this Message and could you give me a better description of what this message says.
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12133916
When user comes in she has to hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete.
types in password, then a popup comes say
you password will expire in 6 days.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12134309
Do you have any policies set on the machine?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12134424
Just the local policies of password mentioned above.
There was the effective setting at 42 days that I couldn't
change.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12134547
Did you try loging in as Administrator?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12134711
The user has administrator privleges on it's PC.
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by:sstachal
ID: 12138123
The administrator Account has special privleges. If the user has the correct privleges you should be able to change the policy.
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12143269
I have change everything as mentioned above.
I couldn't change the effective setting.
User still getting message.
Your password will expire in 5 days.
What could I have missed?
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by:thom_lsb
ID: 12170821
Still needing some assistance?
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