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password problem

we have remote xp users that when their password expires it does not prompt them even though i have this set to prompt 7 days before it expires through group policy how can i fix this problem?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
* Stop Password Expiration

If you want to do this for all users, enter:

Start / Run / net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited

* If you are getting an error message that your password is about to expire:

Right click on the My Computer icon
Select Manage
Go to Local Users and Groups / Users
Right-click on the user you want to change
Select Properties
On the General tab, check Password never expires
Click OK

Good luck
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
i want these remote users to be forced to change their passwords every 30 days
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Set a minimum number of days that must pass before a user can change a password (default = 0)
NET ACCOUNTS /MINPWAGE:dd /DOMAIN

you can use this command on run box to change the limit of the passwords age on clients.


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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/net_useradmin.html
I guess there's some examples here, didnt read the page.
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
i have set group policies for password settings but still remote users are not being prompted before password expires?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Are all of the clients have the same problem? or some of them... can you provide us the exact steps you have done to have the early warnning for the password expire.?
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
all the remote users are having the same problem not prompting before password expires and this is set through group policy
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Hello Dcreedon!!!
Here's the same problem as you have it, Try follow the resolution in the link below.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=262611

In case it doesn't work then, Click Start --> Run -->
Regedit.exe " Enter "
Open the Windows registry.
Create or modify the key: PasswordExpiryWarning" in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
Enter the value (number of days before password expires that you want to notify users) and click the appropriate decimal or hexadecimal radio button (for example, e in hexadecimal equals 14 days).

Good Luck
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
this is already set in the client registry on the laptop i will take a look at the kbase article  and set this in the registry on the dc
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
this is also set on the dc still has not resolved the problem?
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Is there any firewall installed on the clients except the Windows based firewall?
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
yes we have checkpoint securemote client installed they authenticate through this client to get access to email
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
the remote users use radius authentication so when their password expires it does not prompt to change it and they use the same password with the checkpoint and this returns the failed negiotation with the server this is how then we know the password has expired it is a pain really as all remote users need to call so i can reset their passwords
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Click ---> Start --> run --> enter " compmgmt.msc " excluding the quotation marks.
Right Click "User"(intended)/Properties...
On the general Tab now there's an option that say " password never expires ".
untick this option in case it was ticked.

If this doesn't work then try disabling the account and enable it.
Then Click Start, Run and enter LUSRMGR.MSC.  Open the Users group and then double click on the entry for your account. UNCheck Password never expires.

Check this link below:-
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_passwords.htm
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dcreedonAuthor Commented:
ok will try this thank you
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