Domain member: Disable machine account password changes
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40236||Date: (C)2017-04-25 (M)2018-11-15|
|Class: COMPLIANCE||Family: windows|
This policy setting determines whether a domain member can periodically change its computer account password. If you enable this policy setting, the domain member will be prevented from changing its computer account password. If you disable this policy setting, the domain member can change its computer account password as specified by the Domain Member: Maximum machine account password age setting, which by default is every 30 days. Computers that cannot automatically change their account passwords are potentially vulnerable, because an attacker might be able to determine the password for the system's domain account.
The default configuration for Windows Server 2003 -based computers that belong to a domain is that they are automatically required to change the passwords for their accounts every 30 days. If you disable this policy setting, computers that run Windows Server 2003 will retain the same passwords as their computer accounts. Computers that are no longer able to automatically change their account password are at risk from an attacker who could determine the password for the computer's domain account.
Verify that the Domain member: Disable machine account password changes setting is configured to Disabled.
None. This is the default configuration.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Domain member: Disable machine account password changes
(2) REG: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters!disablepasswordchange
|Microsoft Windows Server 2016|