how to set password expiration notification in active directory for windows server/local computers

how to set password expiration notification in active directory for windows server/local computers

In the first place if you are the system administrator for an organization or other industries, then you must need to know password expiration notification in active directory for their appropriate windows server systems. Usually, users want to know notification prompt before windows password expiration. So that this post helps you to set password expired prompt and let identify users instantly. There are two possible solutions here.

Set Password Expire notification prompt using Group Policy in Windows

Step 1: At first, go to the “Server Manager” and click the “Tools” option. Hereafter lot of options showed here. You can click “Group Policy Management” now.

group policy management tools in server

Step 2: Navigate the “Default Domain Policy” option, and right click on your mouse then click the “Edit” option.

editing the "default domain policy"

Step 3: Next go to following directory options below:

Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.

In computer configurationd select the security options

Step 4: Navigate and select “Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change the password before expiration.”

open the prompt for Interactive logon

Step 5: After clicking this option, then go to “security policy settings” tab. Here you can make sure once “Define this policy setting” is selected. If not, then please check this option, and you can set the days for “Begin prompting this many days before the password expires.”. For example, when you set 14 days, then prompt notified user computer before 14 days their password will expire.

To define the polucy setting days

Step 6: Next open the CMD prompt and execute the following command: –

gpupdate /force

updated for computer plicy cmd gpupdate /force

Step 7: After all changes are completed then restart your computer once.

Set Password Expire notification prompt using Registry Editor in Windows

Step 1: First go to windows start menu and type “regedit” and enter.

regedit for windows start menu

Step 2:  Next find the following directory.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

navigate and select winlogin for registry editor

Step 3: After that in the right-side pane find the item named “PasswordExpiryWarning.

Password expiry warning in regedit

Step 4: Click this option after you can see the Edit DWORD screen and click the “Decimal” checkbox. Next, find the “Value data” option enter the number of days you want to set password expired prompt notification shows to the user.

set password expiry value data

Step 5: After all completed then close the registry editor screen and reboot your system.

Conclusion: I hope the above two solutions help you to set up to the expired notification quickly in active directory for windows server or any windows operating systems so far. If this article solves your problems, then kindly share this into social media and your well-wishers without fail.😊


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