Interactive logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration

Determines how far in advance (in days) users are warned that their password is about to expire. With this advance warning, the user has time to construct a password that is sufficiently strong.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options


14 days

Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\PasswordExpiryWarning

Reboot required: 


Related content