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User cannot change password

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We have an issue where in AD the "user cannot change password" tick box is not staying ticked.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Alex-Kay
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by:jnicpon
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Check the GPOs that are affecting the parent container of the user object. Ensure that there is no policy directly affecting the object.
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by:Alex-Kay
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Can you be more specific about what to look for?
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gpresult /USER domain\user /Z
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by:Stacy Spear
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Oops, it will show what policies are set for the user. Nice thing about the Z switch is that it will show if the same parameter is set in multiple places.
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by:Alex-Kay
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Any idea what we would need to look for in the output of that, that would affect the "user cannot change password" policy.

Thanks
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Please see attached two results from two users the 1st is being affected the 2nd is not, I have highlighted the only differences that I can see.

Would these affect?
userresults1.docx
useresults2.docx
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Looked at your attachments. I would venture to say you're not going to find many clues in the policy test results. You'll need to examine the details of each policy that contains security elements, as well as examining security that is set on parent OU of the accounts, as well as on the individual user objects. This can be done via the User & Computers AD console by enabling advanced view. Right-click properties/Security Tab may shed some light on this.
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Agreed. You will have to go into GPO management and look at each one if there isn't documentation on the GPOs. Limiting who has access to GPOs and even the number of domain admins is always best. GPOs can be so complex, they should, I feel that they must, be documented.
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