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    Password Constantly Expiring

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    by leanne s ·

    Hi,
    I have a NT 4 Wkstn (SP6a) that gives the following message every time users log into our NT 4 domain.
    “Your password expires today. Would you like to change it now?”
    The main user of this machine recently changed his password (last week), and he had no trouble logging in with his new password until 3 days ago.
    This happens with every single user that logs into this computer, except for users that have the ‘password never expires’ attribute.
    When looking at ‘User Manager for Domains'(not local User Manager) on his computer the attribute ‘User must change password at next logon’ is checked, and if you uncheck it, click OK then open the properties it’s checked again….?? When you check U/M for Domains on the PDC that option isn’t checked.

    The password expiration policy is set for 45 days.
    Replication between the PDC and BDC is working fine.
    All of the services seem to be up and running OK.
    If he changes his password using CTRL-ALT-DEL ‘Change Password’ it still makes no difference.
    Nothing has been recently installed.. (except for a re-install of SP6a.. didn’t help)

    If anyone has heard of this before a little help would be great. I’m at a loss so far..

    If all else fails I guess a re-install is in order.

    Thanks
    Leanne

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    • #3721049

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by liquidcoolit ·

      In reply to Password Constantly Expiring

      Before doing the drastic step of Re installing NT ,have you tried deleting the account off the PDC and then recreating it. There could be something funny going on there. This is MS so you never know 😛
      Try that and what that does. Also check in the account policy and see if the number of days till password expires is not set too low. try change it to a higher number and see what that does.

      Good Luck 🙂

    • #3721033

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by fred king ·

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    • #3720968

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by oskiller ·

      In reply to Password Constantly Expiring

      Here is what I would try since this is only on one machine.

      1 – delete the user(s) profiles on the system after making sure everything is currently fine. Synchronize the domain and have them log in.

      2 – if that fails, delete as above etc, thenrun regclean on the system and try again.

    • #3720942

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by nbard ·

      In reply to Password Constantly Expiring

      E-Z fix. Set the password to “never expire” and have the users change it using “ctrl+alt+del”. You stated that “”When looking at ‘User Manager for Domains’ (not local User Manager) on his computer the attribute ‘User must change password at next logon’ is checked, and if you uncheck it, click OK then open the properties it’s checked again….?? When you check U/M for Domains on the PDC that option isn’t checked”” This doesn’t make sense if you are looking @ the same domain. Also you can try to log in as “administrator” and uncheck the “user must change pwd” box and see if that works.

    • #3720429

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by leanne s ·

      In reply to Password Constantly Expiring

      PROBLEM SOLVED……

      The date of the machine had ‘magically’ jumped forward 4 years to 2005, therefore exceeding the password expiry policy of 45 days for everyone that logged into that particular machine.

      Thanks all for your suggestions and comments, they were appreciated.

      Leanne

    • #3720423

      Password Constantly Expiring

      by leanne s ·

      In reply to Password Constantly Expiring

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