Solved

Can I Prevent Admin Password from Expiring on Windows Server?

Posted on 2011-09-27
5
318 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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 -
0
Comment
Question by:JT_SIRO
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:JWong007
ID: 36713426
Can you set the password not to expire?
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:David_Ingledew
ID: 36713455
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.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:RK
ID: 36714649
SELEC T THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT PROPERTIES, THERE WILL BE AN OPTION AS PASSWORD NEVER EXPIRE AND YOU CAN SET IT.
0
 

Author Comment

by:JT_SIRO
ID: 36718389
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?
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
RK earned 250 total points
ID: 36718606
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".
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently had an issue where out of nowhere, end users started indicating that their logins to our terminal server were just showing a "blank screen." After checking the usual suspects -- profiles, shell=explorer.exe in the registry, userinit.exe,…
I had a question today where the user wanted to know how to delete an SSL Certificate, so I thought that I would quickly add this How to! Article for your reference. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DELETE A CERTIFICATE? 1. If an incorrect certificate was …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now