Archived - Mac OS X 10.5: Changing the password expiration time for an Active Directory client
Learn how to change the expiration time of the computer account password of a Mac OS X 10.5.x client in Microsoft Active Directory. By default, this password does not expire in Active Directory, however the default in Mac OS X is 14 days.
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- If the client is bound to Active Directory, unbind it before continuing.
- Log into the client Mac as an administrator.
- Open Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities).
- Execute the following command to require a password change after X days (where X is the number of days, such as 30):
dsconfigad -passinterval X
- Enter your administrator password to confirm the change.
- Bind the client to Active Directory.
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Last Modified: Aug 2, 2013