Force Password Changes


• Operating System = All Windows Versions (client side)
• Annoyance level = Very High
• Damage Level = 0/5
The Objective
You must have some domain privileges in order to perform this little annoyance, but forcing someone to change their domain password 2, 3, or 10 times a day really gets on peoples nerves. Especially when they can’t use the same password each time. Usually it gets to the point where they forget what password they are using and they lock themselves out. Oh… it makes me laugh.

The Steps

• In my experience, most Domain Admins or Deputies use Enterprise Administrator to administrate their Territories or Domains.
• If you are using EA, all you have to do is open up the person’s logon ID properties, and check the box “User must change password at next logon”
• If you are not using EA, you can do the same thing in User Manager.
• If the person is sitting at an NT Workstation, every time they try to access a mapped drive or authenticate to the domain, it will prompt them to change their password.

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