Domain Member: Maximum age for machine account passwords must be configured to 30 days or less


Computer account passwords are changed automatically on a regular basis. This setting controls the maximum password age that a machine account may have. This must be set to no more than 30 days, ensuring the machine changes its password monthly.


his is the default configuration for this setting (30 days).

To fix this configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Domain member: Maximum machine account password age" to "30" or less (excluding "0", which is unacceptable).

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