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How to force user to change password on next logon without cuting them down from current sessions.

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Hi!

I've setup a GPO with maximum password age policy to 60 days.  Tied it to the domain.

Now, most of our accounts password is past that limit.  So the problem I have, is as soon as I remove the check on "Password never expires", it breaks their access to the domain ressources(Like can't save their work).

There must be a way I can ask them to change their password without breaking their current status?

Thanks for your help!

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Question by:chiami
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by:Justin Yeung
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they can change their password by pressing ctrl+alt+del without logging off
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by:MisterTwelve
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Valid values for the -acctexpires flag include a positive number of days in the future when the account should expire, to expire the account at the end of the day
dsmod user "<UserDN>" -acctexpires <NumDays>
Or try
' This code sets the account expiration date for a user.
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strExpireDate = "<Date>"   ' e.g. "07/10/2004"
strUserDN = "<UserDN>"     ' e.g. cn=rallen,ou=Sales,dc=rallencorp,dc=com
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------

set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN)
objUser.AccountExpirationDate = strExpireDate
objUser.SetInfo
WScript.Echo "Set user " & strUserDN & " to expire on " & strExpireDate
 
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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create a bat or cmd file on DC, let's say users_change.cmd and put there

@echo off

dsquery user -name * -limit 0| dsmod user -mustchpwd yes -canchpwd yes -pwdneverexpires no -disabled no

and set up a task scheduler to run this batch file in your convenient time (let's say at 11 pm)
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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ok, that's wrong idea :/ It also forces password change for system users and administrators. You have to specify OU where those users are.

i.e.

@echo off

dsquery user "ou=your_OU_with_Users1,dc=domain,dc=com" -name * -limit 0| dsmod user -mustchpwd yes -canchpwd yes -pwdneverexpires no -disabled no

and each dsquery for each OU.
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by:Donald Stewart
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"I've setup a GPO with maximum password age policy to 60 days"
 
temporarily change this to a higher number greater than the oldest password.
 
You can find the number out with this tip
 
http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/tips/jsi-tip-3988-network-account-password-age-netpwage-freeware-.aspx 
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by:sighar
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What about "User must change password at next logon" option on the Account?
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chiami earned 0 total points
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None of the comments fixed it, but some helped...

Thanks
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