How to disable the password expiration policy in Windows Server 2008 R2 (Demo Machine) ?

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Before we begin, Please note that:

1) it’s applicable for your Demo Machine only. Or your Dev Machine. The reason I am documenting it that I do not want to change the password of Windows Server on which I have my Sharepoint BI dev environment Setup. It’s MY Dev Environment and I am NOT sharing it with other folks PLUS I do not anything sensitive on it, So I can afford disabling the password expiration policy.

2) This Blog Post will Show you step by step procedure to disable the password expiration policy IF your server is NOT a Domain Controller. If it’s a domain controller then the steps are different.

UPDATE: Find a blog post about disabling password expiration policy for Domain Controller: http://parasdoshi.com/2012/06/19/how-to-disable-password-expiration-for-windows-server-2008-r2-domain-controller/

Now, Let’s begin:

1. Go to Start, Administrative Tools, Local Security Policy

2. Under Security Settings, Select Account Policies

3. Click on Password Policy.

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4. Change the Value of Maximum Password Age to “0”

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5. Click on Apply.

That’s about it. You have disabled the password expiration on your Windows Server Demo machine (which is not a domain controller)

If you are searching for a resource that could help you disable the password expiration policy on windows Server (Domain Controller) then please refer: http://forums.iis.net/t/1148164.aspx

UPDATE: Find a blog post about disabling password expiration policy for Domain Controller: http://parasdoshi.com/2012/06/19/how-to-disable-password-expiration-for-windows-server-2008-r2-domain-controller/

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