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    I have tried everything to get a prompting for password change using the GPO but with no luck.

    When I run the gpresult it shows that the policy created to change the password to those computers within the group is applied. But then nobody ever gets the prompting to change the password.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank-you!

  • #2
    Re: Password Policy

    you can only apply a password policy on a domain basis.

    /unless it's 2008 of course..
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    • #3
      Re: Password Policy

      Thanks for the reply. We are using 2003.

      Ok today I tried to set the passwords to expire in 40 days

      maximum password set to 40 days

      and minimum set to 0 days

      Then several users couldn't get to their shared drives and some couldn't print unless I changed their passwords.

      Any ideas why this happened.

      Thanks again.

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      • #4
        Re: Password Policy

        because they were already logged on when you applied that policy. AS such, their passwords were expired and no longer valid and needed to be changed.

        if they log off and back on, they should get a password has expired box. saves you having to reset passwords
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        • #5
          Re: Password Policy

          Ok is there a way to have it prompt for a password change the next time they logon rather than their passwords expiring during their current login session.

          Thank-you kindly.

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          • #6
            Re: Password Policy

            nope.. if it's expired, it's just expired...

            I managed to do the same thing in my last job.. :P
            it upset quite a few people, not least the director

            just disable your policy,
            send all staff an email saying a policy will comeinto affect on XX date, that the following symptoms can be expected, and how to deal with them
            (namely, change your password, log off and back on)

            then enact your policy on that date. This is a good procedure to follow in general.. things that will impact on users, they geenerally like to be notified before hand
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            • #7
              Re: Password Policy

              I guess we're just going to upgrade to 2008, the alternative is going to cause too much grief.

              Thank-you very much for all the information.

              Jason.

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              • #8
                Re: Password Policy

                uhm.. fine grained password policies aren't actually easier.. to me it sounds like what you're doing is a whole world of more pain...
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                • #9
                  Re: Password Policy

                  We've already purchased 2008, it is just a question of installing it, there are other features that make it better other than the passwords.

                  Is there a down side to upgrading it to 2008?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Password Policy

                    only that there's not as much of a knoweldge base on it yet because it's newer than 2003.

                    However - my comment was based on the interpretation that your decision to just install 2008 was because 'the alternative' was causing too much grief. It just seems to me to be very much a knee jerk reaction.


                    And, incidently, it wont change the way the password policies act. If you enable a policy that says passwords must be more than 30 days old, then passwords older than that will be locked out. It's just how it works.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Password Policy

                      Thanks for the information that was very helpful.

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