How to change days before password expires notice

OHPRS Admin 181 Reputation points
2024-04-22T17:45:27.6533333+00:00

I'm looking for a way to change the number of days before notifying users of password expiration from the default of 5 to some other number. I've found a web posting that references: Default Domain Policy (or Default Domain Controller Policy?) > Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security, and then lists several attributes all set to 5 days: Stand-Alone Server; DC Effective; Member Server Effective; Client Computer.

I don't have "Local Policies" under "Security Settings". Can I just create this? Is this the right place? if not (to either question) how would I create a policy to handle this? Which of the attributes do I need to change to x days.

This is for Group Policy in an Active Directory domain.

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  1. Marcin Policht 13,865 Reputation points MVP
    2024-04-22T18:42:23.4366667+00:00

    Use Group Policy Management Console to open the Default Domain Policy GPO. You'll find there the path you're looking for: Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security


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  2. Yanhong Liu 3,340 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-04-23T02:23:13.61+00:00

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    Yes, you should edit the default domain policy on the domain controller using a domain administrator account and navigate to Computer Configuration → Policies → Windows Settings → Security Settings → Local Policies → Security Options and set the settings you need as shown in the image below:

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    I hope the information above is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Yanhong Liu

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