The password of my corporate (Active Directory based) account expired this morning. When logging in, I see an error similar to:

Your password has expired and must be changed.

I'm then invited to enter a new password. Once my new, never used before password is submitted, I see a different error:

The password of the account has expired.

Searching for this error in Google, I only see people encountering this error in SQL Server or when authenticating programmatically.

Is there anything I can do?

  • Update your question with that information. The solution to this problem can only be solved by having AD Administrator level access. – Ramhound Dec 16 '13 at 12:33
  • Sounds like an odd glitch. You should be able to reset your password after it's expired. Have someone with admin privileges manually reset your password. – Tanner Faulkner Dec 16 '13 at 16:13

If you yourself are the domain administrator, follow this articles suggestion.


net user loginname newpassword /DOMAIN /Active:Yes

or there is a powershell version



Function Set-AdUserPwd
) #end param
$oUser = [adsi]"LDAP://$user"
} # end function Set-AdUserPwd
Set-AdUserPwd -user "cn=bob,ou=HSG_TestOU,dc=nwtraders,dc=com" -pwd P@ssword1
  • Does resetting the password fix this permanently? I have the same issue and resetting fixes but the same issue occurs when the password next expires. – OffHeGoes Jun 4 '14 at 7:55

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