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Can I Prevent Admin Password from Expiring on Windows Server?

Posted on 2011-09-27
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Hello,

I administer a windows server for a .NET application that I only access once in a while.  The Administrator password seems to expire periodically (every 6 months I think).  I'm afraid I'll forget to reset it and not be able to log on.  Is there a way to prevent it from expiring?  Thanks -
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by:JWong007
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Can you set the password not to expire?
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by:David_Ingledew
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Admin normally is that by default. Not sure on 2008 though. Also set policies based to the domain users, or an everyone group so you have additional control.
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by:RK
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SELEC T THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT PROPERTIES, THERE WILL BE AN OPTION AS PASSWORD NEVER EXPIRE AND YOU CAN SET IT.
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by:JT_SIRO
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I'm trying to set the password to not expire, but still can't figure out where.  This article seems to be what I'm looking for: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2010-5-Disable_Password_Complexity-Expiration_etc_Policy_on_Windows_Server_2008.aspx

But GPMC.msc doesn't seem to exist on my Windows Web Server 2008 R2.  Any ideas?
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You will get it from Start>>Administrative Tools>> Active Directory Users and computers if the server is domain controller, If not, Righ clickon My computer>>Manage>>Local Users and Groups>>Select "Adminisrator" and Properties>>Selct the tick mark "Password never expires".
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