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Windows 7: Determine Maximum Password age?

05 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Determine Maximum Password age?

Is there a command I can issue which will display the current system Maximum Password Age?

I'm trying to write a script to display how long I have before my password expires.

I can use nltest.exe to display when my password was last changed, so it's easy to calculate the password age. But without knowing the system maximum age, I cannot calculate how long my password has to live. I have to hard-code the maximum age in my script.

This was working fine, until I decided to change the system maximum password age. I forgot to update my script, and it kept telling me that I had 20 days left...

As a bypass, I changed my script from saying "will expire in 20 days" to "will expire in 20 of 93 days" (max age =93) but it would be nice to be able to automate the extraction of the Maximum Password Age...

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05 Feb 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Steve,

You could type net accounts in a command prompt, and press Enter to see the min/max password age.

(Option Two)
Password Expiration - Change MAX and MIN Password Age

Hope this helps. :)
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05 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could type net accounts in a command prompt
I'm clearly losing my grip. I'd found that command, and was using it to verify that the Maximum Password Age was changing.
I'm all set now. Thank you.
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05 Feb 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome mate. :)
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