Setting user password expiration date (win2k3 sbs)

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Sufian, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Sufian

    Sufian Guest


    I want to specify a date (10/15/05 for example) where all user account
    passwords will expire and windows will ask the users to specify new
    passwords. How can I do this?

    Sufian, Oct 3, 2005
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  2. Under Group Policy, all I know of is the ability to set the number of days
    until the password must be changed. I'd suspect to do what you want to do
    would be done via a VB/Shell script that would be associated with the
    default SBS user login script, and would force a user to change his or her
    password based on the current date.

    Perhaps the following VBScript will provide some clues for you.
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Oct 4, 2005
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  3. Sufian

    Sufian Guest


    Thanks for the link to the vbscript. I'll see if I can modify it to my
    needs. On your other suggestion though, where in the GP would I need to
    specify that # of days? I'm not to familiar with the GP.


    Sufian, Oct 4, 2005
  4. In GPO, you would go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Account
    Policies > Password Policy; the settings are minimum and maximum password

    However, the easier way is to open up the Server Mgmt console, click on
    'Users' along the left panel, and then click on 'Configure Password
    Policies' in the right panel.

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP]
    "The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long"

    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Oct 5, 2005
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