Password Expiry Notification


  • We have a new Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server (DC) along with Windows 7 Clients. We have noticed that when a password is about to expire, a ballon-tip pops up in the task bar mentioning that the password will expire... and that's it! Not like XP, where one would be prompted at login. We have found that most users ignore the ballon-tips - hence, not changing their passwords and then... enough said!

    Is there a way of getting the password expiry notification to come at logon? If not, how about via email?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Freitag, 17. August 2012 15:08


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  • This is not Windows 7 topic, give a try to group policy forum



    Freitag, 17. August 2012 15:32
  • You can set up windows 7 login password never expiration, If you windows 7 professional, ultimate and enterprise, you can do as the following steps,
     1. Open the "Local Users and Groups" administration panel. Do this the easy way; Start C> then enter "lusrmgr.msc" into the start menu search box. (or the Run box on XP)
    2. Double click to select your user 
    3. Check the box next to "Password never expires" 
    4. Click OK, and your done. 
    But if it is windows 7 home premium, you can do as the following steps,
     1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator (Rt-click cmd program to Run as Administrator)
    2. Type the following, then press enter net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited 
    3. Log off and restart the PC, You turn off windows 7 password expiration. 
    Montag, 20. August 2012 02:44
  • Thanks for the feedback and sorry for the late reply - I've been away.

    The Windows 7 PCs are in a Windows domain - here the GPOs enforce password changes... and so should it be. The question is - the people using the Windows 7 PCs need to know when their DOMAIN passwords are about the expire in order to change them. I don't believe setting a local setting is going to help here - or?

    Donnerstag, 30. August 2012 09:53