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Sending a reminder to users with password is about to expire (PowerShell Script)

11/07/2013 2 comments

One of the most annoying thing in user support is that they never notice the “consider changing your password” balloon, and sometimes they are locked out after their password expired,

To overcome this difficulty with users, I programmed This in PowerShell:


  • First, I pull out the users that their password ending soon –

import-module ActiveDirectory

$date1 = ((Get-Date).AddDays(-56)).ToString()
$date2 = ((Get-Date).AddDays(-61)).ToString()

//the default domain password expiration is 60 days

get-ADUser -server “YOURDC” -SearchBase “OU=Divisions,DC=DOMAIN,DC=COM” -Filter {(enabled -eq “TRUE”) -and (PasswordLastSet -lt $date1) -and (PasswordLastSet -gt $date2) -and (PasswordNeverExpires -eq “false”) -and (EmailAddress -notlike ‘\S’)} -Properties * | select EmailAddress, DisplayName, PasswordLastSet | Export-CSV c:\List1.csv

//Please notice that i export only 3 field for each user (EmailAddress, DisplayName, PasswordLastSet)

  • Now we delete the first row, and load the file into $list

get-content c:\list1.csv | select -skip 1| set-content c:\list2.csv

$list = import-csv “c:\list2.csv”


  • Now for the loop, it will go to each row and take the user information and send him an email to consider changing his password

ForEach ($row in $list) {
$Subject = “Dear “+$row.DisplayName+”, Your Domain Password Set On “+$row.PasswordLastSet+” And About To Expire”
$Body = “To change youre password press Control+Alt+Delete and choose Change Password `nThis is an automatic message, Please DO NOT reply ……”

send-mailmessage -to $row.EmailAddress -from “<>”  -subject $subject -body $body -smtpServer “”

You can consolidate all the script parts to one file .ps1 type

This is it, I hope you liked it….




Windows Vista operating system not loading


In case Windows Vista operating system failed to start.

make this quick steps:

1)Insert windows Vista operating system disc.

2) choose repair.

3) Do not choose ” system restore”.

4) At the new window choose “command Prompt”.

5) Type the following command to create New “boot sector”:                         (alike fixboot/fixMBR in Windows XP)



bootrec /fixboot

If it’s not working type the following command :

bootrec /fixmbr.

Windows Vista operating system should loading now 🙂