windows 7 Professional and 2003 domain activity

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by BGCSOCAL, Mar 31, 2010.


    BGCSOCAL Guest

    Today when I logged into my windows 7 PC at work all was normal. When I
    logged into my XP PC, it told me I needed to change my password and had n
    days to do it. I'm worried about deploying Windows 7 if it is not going to
    tell me when I need to change my password for the domain. The domain is a
    2003 domain and is the only domain in the tree.
    BGCSOCAL, Mar 31, 2010
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    Win 7 and XP are in which domain. Running under the W2K3 GPO and is it updated or a
    different scenario
    Peter Foldes, Apr 1, 2010
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    BGCSOCAL Guest

    Both are in the same domain. We only have one domain. It is 2003 R2 SP2.
    Some updates have been applied. It is time to update again.
    BGCSOCAL, Apr 1, 2010
  4. Talk to yourself often?
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 2, 2010

    BGCSOCAL Guest

    Yes, I'm a bit batty.

    Actually, I was trying to reply to both people's questions, since they were
    the same. I'm worried. I can't deploy Windoes 7 if it doesn't tell you when
    your password has to be changed. There is only one domain and both the PC and
    the domain controllers are in it. The only thing I can think of is taht it is
    a 2003 domain and not 2008. could that be the problem?

    Sorry if I don't answer promptly. I don't get replies any more. Is there a
    MS discussion for problems with the dicussion groups?
    BGCSOCAL, Apr 8, 2010

    BGCSOCAL Guest

    Actually, we googled the problemand found a supposed workaround: go to the
    admin tools/ local security policy/Local policies/security options. 32 lines
    down from the top is the setting for how soon Windows 7 will prompt to change
    password. It is set to 5 days by default even though the help says 14 days.
    We set our Win7 PCs to 14 days. Unfortunately, I just changed my password,
    but we will see what happens with the other PC in about 2 months.
    BGCSOCAL, Apr 8, 2010
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