Maximum Password Age refers to one of security setting that determines the period of time (in days) that a password can be used before the system requires the user to change it. User Manager allows you to set a maximum password age. Users can set passwords to expire after a number of days between 1 and 999, or specify that passwords never expire by setting the number of days to 0. The Maximum password age forces a user to change Windows login password before expiration.
Step1. Go to the Search bar with Windows+F hotkeys and type gpedit.msc in the search bar. Choose Apps and click gpedit on the results page to open Group Policy Editor
Step2. To find and access the Maximum password age follow the picture below. Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Account Policies>Password Policy>Maximum password age
Step3. Change the value from 0 to a number between 1 and 999. Then click OK to finish the setting
A better alternative in this example would be to set the maximum password age to 365 days and then slowly (over days or weeks) lower the maximum password age to 60. This would help to prevent the help desk from being inundated with calls.
We would like to suggest you to set Minimum password age to a value of 2 days. Setting the number of days to 0 allows immediate password changes, which is not recommended.
Open Local Group Policy Editor > Choose "Minimum password age" > Input a number between 1 and 998 > Click OK to finish
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