By forcing users to change their passwords from time to time, password expiration helps IT admins ensure the safety of passwords to a great extent. But remote users like OWA and VPN users have no way of knowing when their Active Directory passwords will expire, as Windows will only let users who are directly connected to the corporate network know about their password expiry. Users with expired passwords will result in an increased number of help desk calls, productivity losses and frustration for everyone involved. So how do you avoid help desk calls related to password expiry?
ADSelfService Plus, the self-service password management solution for Windows Active Directory, offers a free password expiration reminder tool that can be used to send password expiry reminders to users via email or SMS. You can configure the tool to send multiple notifications in a phased manner to ensure that users see the alert and take necessary action before their password expires. Reminders can be sent to all the users in a domain or to a particular group of users, thanks to the OU and group based filtering capabilities of the feature.
Not only password expiry notifications, you can use this free tool to notify users and their managers about account expiry too. It also compiles a summary report of all notifications sent to users and emails it to the administrator.
The best part is that this feature is completely free and supports unlimited users. No license, no extra cost, no expiry. You can use this free password expiration reminder tool to notify unlimited users in your Active Directory domain via email or SMS. Notification via SMS requires your own GSM modem or you can buy Clickatel SMS credits.
Why struggle with messy scripts or pay a fortune for expensive yet lacking tools to solve password expiry problems? ADSelfService Plus’s free solution for Active Directory password expiration can send SMS or email alerts to all password expiring users well in advance and it is completely free. It’s easy to install and configure, and can be put in to use in no time.