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2008 Server R2 password policy

ok, we have a VM running 2008 R2 that has been shut off for quite some time just as a stand alone server doing nothing, base install... I brought it up the other day and immediately joined it to a domain.  The LOCAL password policy, now that I can see the issue, says the password needs changed it's expired.  The issue is why is the domain policy not over writing the local policy? and now that the server is joined to a domain, even if I log in locally, the local domain policy is greyed out so I can not remove any password restrictions.... so the issue is , from what I am hearing is some version of RDP are not wanting to login because the server is demanding a password change behind the scenes... and just for verification if I go to logmein and try to login it tells me my password is expired and needs changed saying the password has expired listing the LOCAL server not the domain.... 1 why is the local account overwriting the domain account and 2 how do I set the local account back to no password policy ?  thanks
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
I need to disable the local policy from thinking it's in control .. how ?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
The local domain policy? Is this server a Domain Controller or just a member server?

You should be able to go to run the type gpedit.msc this will allow you to go to the local policy and edit the password policy here for this server.
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tylerpayneCommented:
You should go to gpedit.msc and locate your domain controller policy and set it. Then also set the local domain policy and attach it to your computer OU that way member servers and others receive the same policy.
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thomasclmCommented:
If still you are not able to change the local policy using "gpedit.msc" then can you try disjoining and joining it back to the domain.
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GanparCommented:
Please use gpresult at cmd promt check whether policy has been applied or not. you will find 1704 event id in event viewer under application tab which describes  domain policy has applied successfully. Use rsop.msc for greater detail.
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
It was a VM issue causing the DC to do odd things.
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thomasclmCommented:
Can you please update wht exactly was the issue.
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
I don't know. we redid the VM DC and it fixed the issue.
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redvipergtsAuthor Commented:
It was a VM issue causing the DC to do odd things.
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