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I need to keep the same password indefinitely for the administrator account on a Windows Server 2008 machine. I've found Start | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy, but whether or not I run this as an administrator, the controls for editing things like 'Enforce password history' are greyed out. How can I edit the policy?

(I have the same problem when I access the console via gpedit.msc.)

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This comes up waaay too often for service accounts. –  joshudson Oct 6 '11 at 15:39

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I guess you're on a domain so local policy options aren't available - I think you need the Group Policy Management Console instead.

The path outlined in this earlier SF post is the way to go.

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OS can't find gpmc.msc. Hm. Guess I need to do some research on Active Directory. Thanks for the lead, though. –  Tommy Herbert Jan 6 '10 at 10:17

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