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Not receiving "Password Expires in x days" message when logging into Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Hosts.

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When I log into my Windows XP computer or any Windows Server 2003 machine with my domain account, I get a warning saying my password will expire in so many days. However, any Windows Server 2008 R2 computer does not display the warning when I log in. I use Windows Server 2008 R2 for Remote Desktop Services for my users so when they log in, I want it to allow them to change their password if it is close to expiring. Any idea why I might not be getting this message when I log into Windows Server 2008 R2 machines?
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Do you know if the passwords are set to expire in Active Directory?

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by:DanMar
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Check this key in group policy:
Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options>Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration

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flubbard,
I know they are set to expire in A/D because when I log into a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 machine, it warns me and asks me if I want to change it now. But Windows Server 2008 machines do not.

DanMar,
The Policy setting you mentioned is not defined, which from what I can tell, means it is defaulted to 14 days. As mentioned to flubbard, it doesn't appear to be a GPo issue since it works properly on 2003 and XP machines.
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by:DanMar
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This setting may not activate on W2K8 without the GPO defined.  You can enable it & test.
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The local policies on the servers were set to 5 days by default, which is fine. Apparently, that's the default for W2k8. Thanks for the help.
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