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Password policy on Server 2008

Hi,
I have a Server 2008 domain with about 20 users on it. Up to now they have all had their password set to not expire in AD, we want to now introduce a password policy. If I enable a password policy of say for example change every 180 days and deploy it - will that immediatley force the users to change their passwords or will they get prompted in 180 days from when the policy is active?

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Andrew
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thats what i thought - thanks!
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Bear in mind the assumption here is the user has never changed the password, as such the AD will determine if last change is older than your policy date and force the change.

That being said since you will not know when the last change occurred if at all, it is safest to assume this can and will take immediate effect and act accordingly to minimize impact / downtime.
yep understood.
Thanks again...