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Password Changes in windows 2003 Server AD

For the longest we have been setting up user’s passwords to never expire; now we would like to force users to change their passwords every 30 days. I am currently running Active Directory on a Windows 2003 Server; but there are a few users that I don’t want to force, is there a way for me to do this or is this change made for all? Also when I make this change do I have to do anything to the users account in order for this change to take place?


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Mike KlineCommented:
Just keep the box checked for "password never expire" for those users that you don't want to change the password.     That checkbox will trump the change to every 30 days.

Once you set the policy you don't have to make any other modifications to the user accounts to make the change happen other than making sure the the password never expire is unchecked if you want them to change.


Hi ahmad,

Use the Group Policy Management
under the Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Account Policies/Password Policy ->
set Maximum Password Age = 30

For the Case of exclude some users:
go to Group Policy Management -> go to the delegation tab -> Add users (which you want to exclude) -> clik on the advanced tab -> select users which you want to exclude -> check the deny boxs. after that those users not affected with this policy.

if you need any help please let me know.
ahmad1467Author Commented:
I have a server that I set shares for in AD but I have a few people that use Macs so I give them access through local users. Is there a way to push this to the local users from the Group Policy Management?
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