Do AD machine accounts expire?
Posted on 2010-09-07
We have a machine that is set to autologin to a network account. It runs some equipment on our production line. Users login to the software many times every day, but they never reboot or shutdown this machine. It stays logged in and powered on 24/7/365. About every 90 days, the machine loses all connection to AD and file shares. Of course this only happens during 3rd shift, when we have no one from IT in the building. The only way we can get it working again is to login as a local admin, remove it from the domain, and readd it to the domain. Then it works for another 90 days.
Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Will a simple reboot every 30 days alleviate this issue?