How to clear the expiration date for a user account in Active Directory?
Read on to know how to set a user account expiration date to 'never expires' in Active Directory (AD) using PowerShell and how you can get it done easily with ADManager Plus.
- Identify the domain in which the account to be modified is located.
- Create and compile the script for changing the account expiration setting of the AD account. Execute the script in PowerShell.
- Sample script for changing the account expiration to 'never exppires' for an AD user account:
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C:\PS>Clear-ADAccountExpiration -Identity 86843e63-a364-49e0-a7ea-6eeb8838a4f0
- Navigate to Management > User Management > Modify Single User.
- Select the Domain and the User Account(s) you wish to change the account expiration settings for.
- Click on the Account tab, and set Account Expires as Never. Then click Apply.
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Although modifying account expiration settings for AD accounts with native tools like PowerShell looks simple, it comes with a few limitations:
- The PowerShell script can be run only from the computers which have the Active Directory Domain Services role installed in them.
- Need for a new script, in case the account settings are to be changed for multiple users.
- The syntax, parameters and iterations need to be correct. A typo or incorrect syntax might be difficult to spot and rectify, especially when the script is a long one.
- Cannot delegate the modification of AD accounts or other AD management tasks to help desk technicians.
ADManager Plus lets you perform the same with a few clicks from its web-based GUI console. It also has options for modifying the account settings of multiple users simultaneously with templates or by importing a CSV file containing the modified attribute values. Learn more about it here.