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By landrew ·
In my network, we have it set where passwords expire every 45 days. On the last 5 days, the user is prompted every day saying, "Your password will expire in x days, do you want to change it now? [Yes] [No]". Clicking on [Yes] puts the user in a never ending loop and has never properly changed a password. We therefore ask users to click [No] to that question, and advise them to change it throught the Passwords applet on their Windows 95 machines. My question here is if there is any way to change the text on that system generated message (Your password will expire in x days.....). Ideally I would like to change it to:

"Your password will expire in x days, please change your password in the Control Panel

[Ok]"

Possibly a registry modification??

Lloyd
System Administrator

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by david In reply to Password warning

I had the same problem but could not find a way to change the text. The problem was caused when the Win95 machines were also using a Windows password. I deleted the entries in win.ini or system.ini under passwords. When you reboot it asks for a Windows password. Make sure the password is blank and hit ok. Now you will not have the problem with changing passwords. Not the answer you were looking for but hope it helps.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Password warning

Answer #1 will work, but it's usually better to re-enter the Windows password (thereby 'synchronizing' them) - when it's time to change the password, it will change both at the same time.

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by Andreas In reply to Password warning

Goto:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network.
Add new "DWORD" give it the name: DisablePwdCaching and give it the value: 1

This will solve your problem.
Or put the folowing text in a file with extension "*.reg" and run it. If you are planning to run this on many machines, you can put it in an logonscript or policy:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network]
"DisablePwdCaching"=dword:00000001

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