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Disabling Password Aging in S2012R2E


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Joe_Miner

I'm in S2012R2E under an Admiistrator Account and wanted to change Password Aging so I went to:

 

Administrative Tools

 

Local Security Policy

 

Expanded Account Policies

 

Clicked Password Policy

 

Opened Maximum Password age policy

 

and here the number (180) is grayed out -- I want to make it (0) but I cannot -- under my Administrator Account I thought I was God but Essentials R2 apparently doesn't think so -- is there a secret handshake I missed somewhere?

 

 

While I'm at it -- I'd like to set autologon but in Netplwiz there is no box to uncheck to enable autologon for my account

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Joe_Miner

OK, I knew this would happen -- I can see it in Local Security Policy but I have to change it in Group Policy Management (duh)

 

Group Policy Management => Forest:svrname => Domains => svrname.local select "default Domain Policy" then right click and select "Edit" and GPM Editor opens ===> Group Policy Management Editor Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => Account Policies => Password Policy => {BINGO, I've arrived}

 

After all this work I feel like I should be changing something else while I'm at it :)

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Joe_Miner

Well, it seemed like a good idea ...............................  :)

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jmwills

Seriously, that should be the only one you need to worry about other than complexity.

 

"the force is strong with this one"

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JW, does WSE2012r2 come with that GP emulation/testing environment that allows you to see the effects of a policy change before deployment? It used to be a 3rd party product but was bought by MS and incorporated into MDOP. I think it's now part of System Center or something.

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Yeah, it isn't really for me (I'm not currently running a Domain), but I wanted to let others know that there is a tool that lets you preview what the effect of a GP will be. I just can't remember what it's called.

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Joe_Miner

Ok, for my latest project I'm trying to keep this thing going to a lock screen every 20 minutes and have to enter in the @*#&$! PW again.  Apparently I've been away from Essentials for so long I forgot how I did this stuff -- I may have to read a book :)

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