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How to enable automatic password change?

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HI

We have a Windows 2008 Foundation Server with some shared folders in a workgroup and each computer has a user and password same to those created on the server.

We would like to know if is possible that the server asks for changing the password at certain periods of time, we know this is possible under a domain controller but I wonder if there is a solution in our case.

Regards.
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by:Skyler Kincaid
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You need to make changes via local group policy. I have included a screen shot of the settings that you can change.

To open Group Policy Management you need to type gpedit.msc into the search bar in Windows 7 or the run box in Windows XP.

You need to change the Maximum password age and you can also set complexity requirements.

Group Policy Settings.
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by:dimensionav
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Will this password change apply to the server too at the same time?

Thanks.
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Michael Pfister earned 167 total points
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No. Users have to change their local workstation password and the password on the server. They are not synchronized automatically.
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by:Michael Pfister
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On the other hand, Windows 2008 R2 Foundation could act as a domain controller
You then would add the computers to the domain and use a central user database.
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by:Jaihunt
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Are you going to use the domain user account login or local server account login.?

If you are using domain user account login you can enable the above password setting in GPO so it will apply to all domain machines except DC. otherwise you can locally edit the gpedit,msc and make the changes in particular server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781633%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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by:John Gates
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The best solution would be to create an active directory domain and the passwords would be centralized.

-D-
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by:dimensionav
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Are you going to use the domain user account login or local server account login.?
I was planning to use local accounts but considering the comments of all experts, I think DC would be the unique option, am I right?
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by:Jaihunt
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Yes DC would be the best way to manage GPO,User account,Servers.
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