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Posted on 2011-03-07
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I have a server 2008 domain with two domain controllers. My users are running xp x32, vista x32, and windows 7 x64. Recently the users have been getting locked out as they are no longer getting reminders to change their passwords. The GP is set for 14 day notice.
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by:dbradley626
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1)   Load Group Policy Editor ( Start --> Run --> gpedit.msc )

2)   Expand sections as follows -

Computer Configuration --> Windows Settings --> Security Settings --> Account Policies --> Password Policy

Set 'Maximum password age' to 0 to totally disable expiry.
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by:matrix1324
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I don't want to disable it from expiring, i want the users to get the 14 day notice when they log into their systems that they are not getting.
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by:dkumar82
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apply group policy mentioned by dbradley626 on default domain policy
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by:matrix1324
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Ok i am in local group policy editor on the domain controller, and have gone to the location you instructed. Here is the settings i have:

Enforce password history - 10 passwords remembered
Maximum password age -  60 days
Minimum password age - 1 day

Then in local policies>security options:
Interactive logon: prompt user to change password before expiration - 14 days

But once again the users are not getting the 14 day prompt. Can you make any other suggestions or explain to me how setting Set 'Maximum password age' to 0 to totally disable expiry, is supposed to fix this?

Thank you!
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by:matrix1324
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Just to note, when i load rsop.msc and go to the same location >computer configuration>windows settings>Local Policies>Security Options> prompt user to change password before expiration - Not defined

Can someone explain this?
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by:matrix1324
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I have double checked the users in AD to ensure they are NOT set to "password never expires"
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by:matrix1324
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Any experts have any information, Please?
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dkumar82 earned 500 total points
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Install GPMC tool and from here browse default domain policy and re-check your password policy as well security options:Interactive logon: prompt user to change password before expiration - 14 days

Then cross check the default computer container should not have Block policy inheritance.

From client machine - Run Gpupdate /force ..Gpupdate /sync

Then run gpresult /v and post the result here .
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