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force all users to change password

what is the easiest method to force all users to change password?
i dont want to include admin accounts
Are there any reasons i should not do this?
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MAS (MVE)Technical Department HeadCommented:
You can select multiple users in one OU and force "change password at next logon".
In gpedit.msc, Local Computer policy, user configuration, Administrative Templates, shared folders, Allow shared folders to be published. Also, By default the members of the Local Administrators group and Power Users group can create shares in Windows 7 clients.
dsquery user | dsmod user -mustchpwd yes
This command force all the users must change their passwords on next logon, This will not be useful for you as it includes Domain Administrator also.
dougdogAuthor Commented:
can i do it via ou

or a gui or 3rd party tools
dougdogAuthor Commented:
can i reset all users but exclude some ous?
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dougdogAuthor Commented:
in fact if it was possible to just reset users that have a mailbox would be excellent?
Vikas BhatExperienced IT Infrastructure Services/operations ManagerCommented:
Naveen SharmaCommented:
How to force users to change their password at next logon:

Does forcing users to change passwords more frequently really amount to increased security:

Script - Bulk password reset for users

Hope you find this useful!
Sara TeasdaleCommented:
Just do it from AD:

Highlight the users that you want to change

Right mouse button, properties

Account Tab

Check 'User must change password at next logon'


Here are  example to  change a user account password



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