Group Policy - changing password notification message "your password will expire in 14days"

Posted on 2005-04-06
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Last Modified: 2010-07-27
Hi there

Windows 2003 network with Active Directory running group policy for about 250 users.  People are being asked to change their passwords 14 days in advance. I.E They get a warning saying "your password will expire in 14days" I have some senior management getting pretty pissed off with this so I would like to change it to 5days.  
I cant see where this warning is coming from in Group Policy - can you pls advise where I change it and apply this globally?

Thanks - urgent!!

Question by:byrca
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mdiglio earned 1500 total points
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In your default domain policy ( or a policy at that level ) change this setting to 5 and it will change it for everybody

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration


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Thanks got it!

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