HOW TO: Setup Password Expiration Alerting

The Case problem

There are many users in your organisation who work remotely and do not actually log into a workstation or a laptop directly as such. Instead, they use their Active Directory credentials to access their emails via IPads that have been provided to them. You noticed that same users periodically call the Helpdesk informing that they are unable to access their emails. You also noticed it happens because users are actually unaware as to when their passwords are due to expire.

Why it is important

Ensuring that users are able to access the resources allocated to them is very important in maintaining operational efficiency of business. Every time users are unable to access these resources (be it email, applications or files and folders) there is emerging user idleness which of course leads to a loss in productivity and eventually starts to cost business a sight of money.

That’s not to mention all the time and effort given away by the Helpdesk answering support calls and resolving the issue.

Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory can eliminate this problem by providing the functionality of sending out password expiration notifications well before users’ passwords are due to expire.

How to solve the problem with Netwrix Auditor for Active Directory

Open Netwrix Auditor console, expand your Domain Managed Object or Specified OU Managed Object then select “Password Expiration Alerting”.


  1. Here you will find an easy to use interface that will help you configure password expiration notifications.

Available features:

a)      The ability to specify the frequency of the notifications with connection to expiration dates

b)      Each notification can be customized in order to provide users with easy instructions on how to perform password reset

c)       Notifications can be sent either via email or SMS


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Danny is a former Senior Sales Engineer at Netwrix, a blogger and a presenter with over 10 years of experience in IT.