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How to stop passwords from expiring?

By tacjy18 ·
My company had a pasword policy that was set to expires in 90 days. This became too frequent and frustrating for our users. I was asked to remove it and set it to not expire. I did, yet it still doesn't work. I checked every policy in my AD and did not find any policy that would set password to expire. All the policies currently has it set to not defined. I finally figured out all the local machine policy has passwords expires in 42 days. How is did this happen? Does anyone know how I can reset all the local machine back to not have the password expires? Can anyone advise how to calculate effective password policy or know of any white papers that talks about this.

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How to stop passwords from expiring?

by philldmc In reply to How to stop passwords fro ...

In the Active Directory under users find the user you want to disable password expiring for. Right click their name and go to properities, under the "Account" tab there is a place to check that says "Password Never Expires".

Hope this helps.
Phill

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by jwilczyn In reply to How to stop passwords fro ...

To change the Maximum Password age on a local computer (by default - it is set for 42 days) >
Go to START, then Run and type: gpedit.msc.
Next go to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Polices > Password Policy and change the Maximum Password age.

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by shmaltz In reply to How to stop passwords fro ...

If the workstations are joined to the domain then the Global Policy will override the local policy.
In order to change a policy you have to define it, if you set it to not defined Windows2K will apply either the local or the previously applied policy. What you have to do is set the Maximum Password age in the Global Policy (not the local) to 0 days that way it will never expire.

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