Setting "user must change Password at next logon" not working.

Setting "user must change Password at next logon" not working.

Post by cyberal7 » Sat, 14 Oct 2006 03:11:32


I have Windows Server 2003 running PDC. Client computers are running
Win XP SP2.
I would like to enforce a password change for one user only. I will be
configuring a Group Policy eventually to enforce Password history
policy in the future, but for the time being, I only need to change one
password.

I reset this user's password to XXXX and checked "User Must change
password at Next Logon" through ADUC, right clicked on user name, reset
passord. In the user properties, there is a checkmarch next to "User
Must Change Password at next login", no other checkmark.
The user has restarted PC a few times, logged on and off a few time,
but that rule is still not being applied. User can still use the XXXX
password and no password change prompt comes up.

Is there something missing? Do I have to change the expiration date for
password?

Thanks in advance.

Al
 
 
 

Setting "user must change Password at next logon" not working.

Post by Jorge Silv » Sat, 14 Oct 2006 18:54:00

Hi
Are you sure that that the user is connected to the network? Or it's using
cached credentials? Can you access to the DC? Is that DC in a different
Site? Can you ping the Dc? When you type in cmd set logonserver which server
do you get? Is DNS working correctly does the client NIC properties only
points to your local DNS server?




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I hope that the information above helps you

Good Luck
Jorge Silva
MCSA
Systems Administrator

 
 
 

Setting "user must change Password at next logon" not working.

Post by cyberal7 » Sat, 14 Oct 2006 21:41:26

hi Jorge,

Thanks so much for your suggestions. I had read previously to make sure
that the client was not pointing to gateway/firewall/ISP dns entry.
I always just shrugged it off, but turns out that's what was causing
the problem.
Now I only have it pointing to internal DNS and works.

Thanks again for making me check those settings.

Al
 
 
 

Setting "user must change Password at next logon" not working.

Post by Jorge Silv » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 07:25:48

Glad you solved.


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I hope that the information above helps you

Good Luck
Jorge Silva
MCSA
Systems Administrator