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Posted on 2015-01-26
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Hi Everyone,

I want to be notified whenever a user in our organization set their password to "Never Expire"
We use Active Directory
I have found a few scripts online that report  who's passwords are set to never expire, but I want this function to be live, As soon as someone sets their account to "Password Never Expire" I want to be notified.

This is an event ID 642 and 4738 have anyone done this is the past without 3rd party auditing software ?

Please help
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That's a case for event driven scheduled tasks.
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You can attach an Event to a scheduled task and send an email. See below.

- Open the Event Viewer
- Find the event that you want to email to yourself (use filter is necessary)
- Right click the event
- Select "Attach Task to this event"
- Give the Task a meaningful name, click next
- Click next again on "when an event is logged"
- Under Action Select Send an e-mail, click next
- Fill in the required info From. To, Subject, Text, Attachments, SMTP Server
- Click Next and Finish

The following link provides screenshots if needed.
Email Event As a Task

Will.
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As far as I know, by default standard active directory users do not have rights to set their password non expiring unless you grant them privileges in AD, only privileged accounts can do that from AD console
U can get notified by event log trigger  through schedule task, however smart admins can disable task before making changes to account so that no mails will be triggered

U may place change request process if standard user wants to make their password non expiring

Then you can use free tools such as AD Info from CJWDEV to get list of users with no expiring passwords every week to check if count is increased \ changed from previous list
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We did create a scheduled Task for this issue, Although some scripting was involved,

Microsoft removed the feature to send an email when a Event is logged, This feature is deprecated in the new OS's
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