Notification from AD when Account expires


I have an OU with temporary accounts (i.e. that have expiration dates set in them)

I want AD to alert these users and possibly their manager when their accounts are due to expire (make 2 -3 weeks beforehand)

Anyone know how this can be done?

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Ben HartCommented:
That's most likely going to recreate 3rd party software..
 Something akin to this:

Anything using built-in tools like powershell would have to be manually ran, or setup on a scheduled task.. but then your talking just a powershell script.

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Ben HartCommented:
Automating this inside a Scheduled task would accomplish part of what your wanting
Hi, as a logon script, this code would tell the current user when their password is going to expire:
' First, get the domain policy.
Dim oDomain
Dim oUser
Dim maxPwdAge
Dim numDays
Dim warningDays
warningDays = 14

Set LoginInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & LoginInfo.UserName & "")
strDomainDN = UCase(LoginInfo.DomainDNSName)
strUserDN = LoginInfo.UserName

Set oDomain = GetObject("LDAP://" & strDomainDN)
Set maxPwdAge = oDomain.Get("maxPwdAge")
' Calculate the number of days that are
' held in this value.
numDays = CCur((maxPwdAge.HighPart * 2 ^ 32) + _
maxPwdAge.LowPart) / CCur(-864000000000)
'WScript.Echo "Maximum Password Age: " & numDays

' Determine the last time that the user
' changed his or her password.
Set oUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN)
' Add the number of days to the last time
' the password was set.
whenPasswordExpires = DateAdd("d", numDays, oUser.PasswordLastChanged)
fromDate = Date
daysLeft = DateDiff("d",fromDate,whenPasswordExpires)

'WScript.Echo "Password Last Changed: " & oUser.PasswordLastChanged
if (daysLeft < warningDays) and (daysLeft > -1) then

MsgBox "Password Expires in " & daysLeft & " day(s)" & " at " & whenPasswordExpires & chr(13) & chr(13) & "Please change your password. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and" & chr(13) & "select 'Change a password' option.", VBSystemModal, "PASSWORD EXPIRATION WARNING!"
End if
' Clean up.
Set oUser = Nothing
Set maxPwdAge = Nothing
Set oDomain = Nothing

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Are you after the password expiration, or user account expiration?

For an account expiration, try this one:

Set LoginInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & LoginInfo.UserName & "")
strUserDN = LoginInfo.UserName
Set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN)
On Error Resume Next
accountExpires = objUser.AccountExpirationDate
If accountExpires = "1/1/1970" Or Year(accountExpires) = "1601" Or Err.Number = -2147467259 Then
	WScript.Echo "Your account never expires."
	WScript.Echo "Your account expires on " & accountExpires & "(" & DateDiff("d", Now, accountExpires) & " days)"
End If

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