Powershell Active Directory Password Never Expires

Wahid, Tash 1 Reputation point

Hi All,
Our Org default is to not allow password never expires. However, for operational needs, admins can change this setting per account as needed. I would like to know if anyone can direct me to a powershell script to force the bit back to false. I would want to run this on specific AD OUs and not the whole tree. The thought is we can do cleanup if an admin forgets to set this bit back after the need.


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  1. Rich Matheisen 45,756 Reputation points

    You can try something like this (working on a DC within your organization):

    $OUs ='OU=one,DC=mydomain,DC=local','OU=two,DC=mydomain,DC=local'
    ForEach ($OU in $OUs){
            Get-ADUser -filter * -SearchScope $OU -properties Name, PasswordNeverExpires | 
                Where-Object { $_.passwordNeverExpires -eq "true" } | 
                    Where-Object {$_.enabled -eq "true"} |              # don't worry about disabled users
                        Set-ADUser -PasswordNeverExpires:$false

    If you want to include disabled users just remove that last Where-Object.
    I don't have an AD to test this, so you might have to change the test "{$.enabled -eq 'true'}" to just "{$.enabled}".

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  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 34,111 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Wahid, Tash

    Please check to see if this works for you.

    $OUs = 'OU=ou1,DC=contoso,DC=com','OU=ou22,DC=contoso,DC=com'  
    foreach($OU in $OUs){  
        Get-ADUser -Filter {PasswordNeverExpires -eq $true} -SearchBase $OU  | Set-ADUser -PasswordNeverExpires $false  

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue


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