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By cnaes ·
I recently installed Exchange 5.5 SP3 on my company's network. I've been testing it for the last month and have a serious security problem. In order for a client (which is Outlook 2000) to connect to Exchange, the user must have his password set to "password never expires". If I do not mark this in User Manager for Domains, then the user cannot connect. So, now I have to set the users password and they cannot change it. We do have a Policy on Password Expiration set on the server, but it is set to not expire for 45 days and the Exchange server has only been up for 25 days. I am actually having this problem when I first create the user (in NT and Exchange) and set up Outlook for the first time for the user. I have to set them to "password never expires" before they can ever connect at all. I found this out only because I set mine and the other administrator with password never expires and then our accounts worked, so for now,I set our users up that way as well. Any suggestions as to how I can fix this

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by McKayTech In reply to Exchange Security

I've never heard of this particular problem before but it sounds like a domain-related problem rather than an Exchange problem, per se. We use the Outlook2000 client against an Exchange v5.5SP3 server and have not had a similar problem.

If this Exchange server is not a domain controller (either PDC or BDC) and I hope it's not, I would look at whether it has properly joined the domain and has good connectivity (i.e. do you ever get "slow network connection" messages during logon and are people logging on with cached profiles").

The other possibility is that there is a version of Outlook2000 for Exch 5.5 SP3 that might be worth a try.

best wishes - that's an interesting one!

paul

Paul M. Wright, Jr.
McKay Technologies

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