Password Policy + Max Password Age

5 pts.
Tags:
Active Directory
Password
Hello, I am a administrator for a large IT consulting firm. We are trying to introduce a max password age on our users. We want to change it from the default 42 days, to 30 days. My question is, can this be controlled? Or does this impat all the usrs at once? Does everyone have to chance their password at once or do they have to change it if since the last time their password was changed equals 30 days ?

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Good day, password settings in a Windows domain are domain-wide, one setting affects all users. The password age is on a user by user basis, so it will be 30 days from the time the user last changed his password.

Regards.

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Shoey
    Hi, If the Users and Computers are on a domain, you'll find the Group Policy under: Computer Configuration|Windows Settings|Security Settings|Account Policies|Password Policy - Maximum Password Age. By default, Domain Group Policies update every 90 minutes, with a 0 to 30 minute offset. Best Regards,
    40 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Wrobinson
    The answer provided is correct. You control this in the Default Domain Group Policy.
    5,625 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following