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    Force password change at next login in GPO?

    Force password change at next login in GPO ? Am I missing something or is this missing from 2003 ?

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    As far I can tell, no, there isn't any way to do this through GPO. You could use a tool like Active User Manager which you can manually force the change. I think it uses dsedit to change the properties on mass.
    Last edited by ascott2; 1st March 2010 at 03:01 PM. Reason: Added link

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    It's never been a group policy option, it's part of the users' properties in the directory.

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    Thanks people - just did a right click on a load of users and went to the Properties --> Account tab - have changed a few things there, also now forced a password change policy.

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    select them all open up properties and then tick the tick box under account, theres only stuff like setting complexity and how long they can go for without changing

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    I've noticed the settings in regards to the polices do not take effect - [ passwords remembered etc ] - I would assume they will when users are forced to again in 30 days.....[ I hope ]

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    Oh well, yet another policy that refuses to work - tried testing it with the lockout after 3 attempts but nope - even after forcing a gpupdate and trying the settings on both a User OU and a workstation OU - am I surprised ? No - It's only microsoft after all.....

    HA HA HA -does not even work if you change the Default Domain Policy !!!!
    Last edited by mattx; 1st March 2010 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I've noticed the settings in regards to the polices do not take effect - [ passwords remembered etc ] - I would assume they will when users are forced to again in 30 days.....[ I hope ]
    Yes, they should do.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Oh well, yet another policy that refuses to work - tried testing it with the lockout after 3 attempts but nope - even after forcing a gpupdate and trying the settings on both a User OU and a workstation OU - am I surprised ? No - It's only microsoft after all.....
    If this is Server 2003, you can only set these options in the domain default policy, which IIRC also needs a reboot to take effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Yes, they should do.



    If this is Server 2003, you can only set these options in the domain default policy, which IIRC also needs a reboot to take effect.
    You are kidding ? I have to re-boot the entire Server just to change a bleeding password policy ? Is this a joke ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    You are kidding ? I have to re-boot the entire Server just to change a bleeding password policy ? Is this a joke ?
    No no no, just the workstation

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No no no, just the workstation
    I was going to say !!! Well I've done that and it's still not working......

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    Funny, I waved my rubber mallett and at DC and it started working......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Funny, I waved my rubber mallett and at DC and it started working......
    A muttered threat about the nearby open window seems to revive our ICT Suite printers pretty quickly too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Funny, I waved my rubber mallett and at DC and it started working......
    Smooth

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    Although I now wait for the influx of tickets and calls from staff in the morning as they try and logon and either get locked out or can't work out what:

    'Change your password'

    Actually means.......

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