Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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You might have noticed that configuring Automatic Password Change for a registered account
is missing details about where its notification email is actually sent or that it’s not able to just send
out email notifications without also changing passwords. That’s because those settings are, as you
may have guessed, on a different page. So to complete the Managed Account setup process, we
have to pay a visit to the Password Management Settings page.
To do that, you could click Security in the Quick Launch bar and then click Configure Password
Change Settings, or you can click the Navigate Up button (it looks like a folder with an arrow, in
the top ribbon bar, left side, next to the Site Actions tab). That button drops down a breadcrumb of
sorts, which shows you the path you’ve taken to get to the page you’re on (Figure 3.23). It is a very
convenient way to navigate back up to the pages just above where you are. In this case, we’ll
navigate to the Security settings page.
FIGURE 3.23
Using Navigate
Up to get to
a previous page
Once on the Security settings page in Central Administration, click the Configure Password
Change Settings link.
The Password Management Settings page has three sections:
Notification Email Address This is where you enter the email address the password
notifications get sent to. Unfortunately, it allows only one.
Account Monitoring Process Settings Here you can still get notifications on upcoming
password expiration without giving SharePoint the right to change the password itself. It is
set to 10 days before password change by default.
Automatic Password Change Settings This doesn’t do what it says it does. This section
is used to indicate the number of seconds SharePoint waits after notifying services that it
is going to change a password before it does change it. Of course, that happens only if you
enabled automatic password change on any of your managed accounts to begin with. There
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