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NET ACCOUNTS


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Updates the user accounts database and modifies password and logon requirements for all accounts.


Syntax

NET HELP ACCOUNTS

NET ACCOUNTS [/DOMAIN] [/FORCELOGOFF:{minutes | NO}] [/MAXPWAGE:{days | UNLIMITED}] [/MINPWAGE:days] [/MINPWLEN:length] [/SYNC] [/UNIQUEPW:number]

Displays the current settings for password, logon limitations, and domain information:

NET ACCOUNTS


Parameters

none.


Switches
/DOMAIN (NT3.5)
Performs the operation on a domain controller of the current domain. Otherwise, the operation is performed on the local computer.
/FORCELOGOFF:{minutes | NO} (NT3.5)
Sets the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log off when the account expires or valid logon hours expire. NO, the default, prevents forced logoff.
/MAXPWAGE:{days | UNLIMITED} (NT3.5)
Sets the maximum number of days that a password is valid. No limit is specified by using UNLIMITED. /MAXPWAGE can't be less than /MINPWAGE. The range is 1-999; (1-49,710 days NT2003) the default is 90 days.
/MINPWAGE:days (NT3.5)
Sets the minimum number of days that must pass before a user can change a password. A value of 0 sets no minimum time. The range is 0-999 (0-49,710 days NT2003); the default is 0 days. /MINPWAGE can't be more than /MAXPWAGE.
/MINPWLEN:length (NT3.5)
Sets the minimum number of characters for a password. The range is 0-14 characters; (0-127 characters NT2003) the default is 6 characters.
/SYNC (NT3.5 ONLY)
Synchronize the user accounts database (PDC and BDC).
/UNIQUEPW:number (NT3.5)
Requires that a user's passwords be unique through the specified number of password changes. The maximum value is 24. The default is 5.

Related

NET USER


Notes

Two conditions are required in order for options to take effect:


Examples

none.


Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External
DOS
none
Windows
none
Windows NT
NT3.5 NT4 NTXP NT2003