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Forcing domain users to change their password at next login

Hi friends,

Is there a way to make all domain users on a Windows 2000 server change their passwords at next login using 'Domain Default Group Policy' or something? I don't want to have to edit the account properties of all users one by one as it would take hours!

Thanks,

Lee.
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alopezfdzCommented:
In the domain policies there are a way to do that

in start >> programs >> administrative tools >> domain security policy

in account policies you can configure the valid time for passwords and other things about passwords and methods to ask the user to change that.

I Hope that this help you

Alejandro
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LeeGoldingAuthor Commented:
I've been there! :-) Which setting do I change and what to, to make the users change their password at next login?

Lee.
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alopezfdzCommented:
in domain security policy console, select Security Settings >> Account Policies >> Password Policies
in Maximum password age select the day that the password is valid and set to active the option Password must meet complexity requeriments.
now in Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options   enable the policie Prompt User to Change Password Before Expiration

you can configure 1 or 2 days to maximum password age to force the users to change the password in that period. emember to modify this value to a period that you decide.

Alejandro
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LeeGoldingAuthor Commented:
I've set 'Maximum Password Age' to 7 days.

And I've set 'Prompt User To Change Password Before Expiration' to 7 days.

It doesn't work! Users can still login without being asked to change their password.

Lee.
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LeeGoldingAuthor Commented:
Sorry, it does work. Had the user accounts 'password never expires' set to yes.

I set it to no and it asks the users to change their passwords.

Thanks,

Lee.
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