|Platform: win2012r2||Date: (C)2015-10-08 (M)2017-10-31|
Maximum password age
This policy setting defines how long a user can use their password before it expires.
Values for this policy setting range from 0 to 999 days. If you set the value to 0, the password will never expire. The default value for this policy setting is 42 days.
Because attackers can crack passwords, the more frequently you change the password the less opportunity an attacker has to use a cracked password. However, the lower this value is set, the higher the potential for an increase in calls to help desk support due to users having to change their password or forgetting which password is current.
(1) GPO: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password Policy!Maximum password age
(2) WMI: ###
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