Article ID: 99313
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If your password expires and undergoes a forced password change, you must wait for the password to be replicated by the Netlogon service across the domain. If you do not, any Net Use commands to a backup domain controller or member server fail because these servers have not had time to receive the user accounts subsystem update from the primary domain controller. The failure returns an invalid password error, and until the new password is validated, you can access the resource only by using the old password or by accessing it on the primary domain controller.
The message that prompts you to change your password before it expires appears at logon. It reads:
Password uniqueness is essential for system security; the amount of time a user's password is allowed to exist on the system is controlled by two parameters:
NOTE: Your Password Expires in xx days.
Use the NET PASSWORD command to change your password.
Article ID: 99313 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
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