One of my clients has a Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 domain that we set up 2-3 years ago. A few months ago, I updated the Domain Security Policy on the server to increase the time until domain user passwords expire to 90 days. However, the Mac users' passwords are still expiring after just a few weeks. I don't know the exact number of days - it may be 30, it may be 42 (the default SBS value before I updated the password policy) - but it's definitely around once per month, not 90 days.
Can anyone tell me a (free) way of getting the Macs to learn the new "90 days" setting? Doesn't SBS query this when the user logs in to the server?
I am an experienced SBS administrator but still a novice with Macs - I only have 1 client with this PC/Mac mixture. The Macs are a mixture of OS X Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard and are properly 'bound' to Active Directory, using network shares, Exchange and shared printers without any trouble. The majority of computers on the network are Windows XP.