Disable password expiration in Windows 2012

I have Windows 2012 running in a lab environment and have recently been greeted with password expiring messages.  There’s a pretty straight forward and quick fix to silence those pesky messages.

This is not a recommended change for a production server, but helpful to know in a testing or lab environment.

  • Start typing local security policy in the Search dialog box and select the result.
  • Navigate to Account PoliciesPassword Policy
  • Change Maximum password age to zero (0) to disable

A setting of zero (0) specifies that passwords will never expire.  You can set any value from 0 to 998.

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