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Password Change Policy - Staggered and Not All At Once Nor Right Away

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  • Hello All,

    Hoping I can get a little help with a bit of a vexing problem. I've been asked to do some work for a company who has never changed their Windows passwords, nor have they ever had a password change policy.

    The issue is when putting together the password policy and applying it; two things are going to happen:

    1. Once their local PCs or server sessions grab the policy, it's going to make them change it right then and there; because they've never had a password change.
    2. Everyone is going to end up changing their passwords all at once; and every 45 days afterwards.

    So, is there anyway to:

    • Once the policy is applied, to not have it happen right away; but at the next login?
    • I'd like the password changes to stagger when I apply it.

    Is there any way to accomplish this?

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:50 PM

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  • Hi,
     
    Am 14.03.2017 um 13:50 schrieb Mack Swift1:
    >   * Once the policy is applied, to not have it happen right away; but at
    >     the next login?
    >   * I'd like the password changes to stagger when I apply it.
    > Is there any way to accomplish this?
     
    Collect all User Accounts and define "Password will never expire" (via
    script) doing this, the setting removes all dates from the existing
    password.
     
    Now apply your GPO, it will not force user to to anything.
     
    Change user by user or team by team via script and remove "PW will never
    expire" and replace with "change at next login".
     
    Mark
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    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:53 PM
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:14 PM
  • That's not a bad idea! Thanks, Mark!!
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:33 PM
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    Wendy

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