Password expiration is a quite frequent cause of many IT support issues. Passwords that are not changed within required timeframes can cause help desk calls from users, productivity losses, and sometimes disruptions of critical services. Windows automatically notifies users during interactive logon, but in some cases — for example, when users have AD accounts only for VPN, Outlook Web Access (OWA), or file shares — users would never actually log on interactively and see this standard Windows notification. On Windows 7, password change notification no longer works even for interactive logons.
Netwrix Auditor periodically checks all users in the specified Active Directory domain or OU to detect users whose passwords are about to expire in a specified number of days — and then sends customizable password expiration notification emails to the account owners (view sample email).
This feature is available in the Netwrix Auditor solutions for:
Armed with this software, administrators can proactively resolve Active Directory password expiration issues for end users and service accounts.
Password change reminder capabilities of Netwrix Auditor also include the "Plan & Test" feature, which allows you to verify your configuration and see how many users will be affected by planned password policy changes without disturbing the users and changing AD settings.
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