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), 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.
The tool also sends summary reports to system administrators by e-mail (view sample e-mail).
Armed with this tool, administrators can proactively resolve Active Directory password expiration issues for end-users and service accounts.We also provide free of charge technical support for the Freeware edition on the Support Forum.
NetWrix password change reminder tool also includes 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.
Password Expiration Notifier is provided free of charge for unlimited use by organizations and individuals. The Enterprise edition of the tool is also available, featuring e-mail customization, filtering by OU, and technical support.
NetWrix Password Expiration Notifier has led to a more secure environment, since passwords are now getting changed properly and more frequently. /Tom Mazowski, Network Administrator /