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Forcing "User must change password at next logon"

Posted on 2015-01-21
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Hi,

In Users and Computers in Windows 2003 i've checked  "User must change password at next logon" - the goal obviously is when a machine is powered on the user has to change thier password. We do require this to be for the 'administrator' user. When the machine is powered on although this message appears users can go around it by simply clicking No at the prompt "Your password expires today. Do you want to change it now?" How can i force passwords to be changed for the administrator user?
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

This is the same way as normal user. One thing you need to change is, if you select the option "Password never expires" then the "User must change password at next logon" doesn't work as this is not required since the other option is already set.

So, remove the "Password never expires" for the administrator user and then enable  "User must change password at next logon". Logoff and see it works?
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by:deepi19
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Hi there,

Yes seems to work ok for normal users but 'Administrator' seems exempt in that you always get the option to say No to changing your password. I assume there's a registry setting somewhere but i cant find it. I'm also not using AD or anything like that in this network so need this to work in stand alone machines.
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Radhakrishnan R earned 1500 total points
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Hi,

I don't think there is a registry policy to set this. There are settings which controlled by GPO's. Start>>run>>gpedit.msc>Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password Policy - You can see the minimum password age 0, if you set this to 0 then the user will be forced to change the password but unfortunately it's not recommended as the setting will force user to change password each time they login.

If you still think that it's controlled by registry then I am out of ideas.
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by:deepi19
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Thanks, i think you're right, in the end i just went with a new admin user account.
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