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Login Passwordchange reminder

Since we changed our IT environment to Windows 2008 Server
and some Windows 7 Client we do not have the classic
Password reminder at Logon "Your Password will expire in xx Days".

There is only a tiny keysymbol in the tray area with
the hint that you should change the password.
There is also no advice when you logon to a Citrix Desktop.

Any ideas if that is "by design" or how i can change it to
something similar wie had on WinXP/2003?
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Om PrakashCommented:
You can set the policy to prompt user through Group Policy

Go to
Computer Configuration>
Windows Settings>
Security Settings>
Local Policies>
Security Options>
Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration

With this setting you can then modify how many days prior to expiration that the popup comes up.  

Also, keep in mind that the notifications are now Balloon popups and you need to make sure that you are not hiding the notification area from users.

Shreedhar EtteCommented:

Check whether the "Interactive Logon: Prompt User to change password before expiration" is enabled

Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Accounts -> Security Options

Hope this helps,
PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
The Policy "Interactive Logon: Prompt User to change password before expiration" to 5 Days
and the Notificatin Area is not disabled.

The Users can see this "You should change your password" Keysymbol in the tray but there
is no active popping Balloon Tipp!??

Is it a fact that there is only this "Balloon Tipp" when the password expires?
Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi Psymonious,

Windows 7 doesn't give you that message at login (I don't think Vista
did either).

After you've logged in, an information bubble will appear in the  notification area next to the clock to tell you that your password is due to expire soon. It might take a couple of minutes for this to come up.

This is by Design

Hope this helps,
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