Windows Server 2003 domain global policy

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

If I have a global policy in place in a Windows 2003 domain in regards to the password expiry time (default 42 days), by changing it to a longer time does it reset or add time to the current expiry time on accounts or does it only take effect after the next time the password is changed ?

I need to have the current password policy extended by a little time for a current project without having the users requiring to change the passwords for a while longer.

Question by:Biertan
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    Expert Comment

    It only takes effect on passwords that are changed in future - IE AFTER the policy was implemented. Existing passwords are not suddenly required to comply.



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    So there is no way in which I can extend the expiry time for the current passwords??

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    No. Windows does not support dated expiry of passwords (it support this on accounts, but you don't want that!).

    If you are concerned about your users, you can set certain passwords to never expire temporarily while you perform your project - and then set them back afterwards.



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