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Can I set predetermined intervals for users to change there password?

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I would like to set predetermined intervals for users to be prompt to change there password say once a week every monday or once a month...Can this be done in active directory? If not is there an easy way to expire the users password without having to open every account and check the "user must change password at next login" ?
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Ahh yes GPO forgot about that. If I do this will it require my Admin pswd to be changed too.
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Thanks Tigermatt, I recieved my MCSA just over a year ago and a lot of stuff I havent ever used much if at all except in class. The Network I admin was set up for me long before I received any schooling so I learned what I know "on the job"/"self taught" for up until last year...anyway thanks again!

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OK here is another question before I implement my password policy through GPO. What happens to our salesmen nationwide who rely on terminal server using RDP.  Will they be able to change their password through their remote session after I modify the GPO ? Another consideration, they do not work in the office and are rarely here (1-2 times a year) but all have laptops that were joined to the domain with them. What happens next time they are in the office and try logging on the network with their laptops If they can and have changed their password through their remote session? If they cant change their password through remote session will they simply not be able to log on? I am sure you can see the scenarios. Please advise.
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Remote Desktop should allow them to change their password just like the conventional methods will allow. The only potential issue is the cached credentials on their laptops, which could cause their laptop and domain password to go out of sync. To correct this they would just need to logon using the VPN to their laptop after they change their password.

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