In Windows NT 4.0, a new registry parameter is available to allow administrators to configure the number of days at which the Password Change Notification is presented. The implementation of this new parameter requires that the registry change be made on the client computer.
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- Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
- From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:
- Add or modify the following entry:
PasswordExpiryWarning: REG_DWORD: <number of days>
- Click OK and quit Registry Editor.
In Windows 2000 and later, you can use Group Policy settings to change when the Password Change Notification is presented. In Windows 2000, the policy setting is Prompt user to change password before expiration. In Windows 2003, the policy setting is Interactive Logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration.
Article ID: 135403 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2008 - Revision: 1