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  • #195212
     Karim Buzdar 
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    Hi all,

    I have recently set an individual users’ password to never expire in O365 with the help of PowerShell. But I was wondering if there is any way to set an individual users’ password to never expire from web interface?

    I couldn’t find myself.

    Thank you,

    Karim

     

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     Michael Pietroforte 
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    I think this one of the first things I wanted to do when I started using Office 365 in production. I was quite surprised then that PowerShell was the only way. Even though the interface has changed quite a bit since then, it seems it is still not possible. At least I didn’t find it.

    The administration options in the web interface are very limited. I think it is fair to say that PowerShell is the only real management interface for Office 365.

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    • #195227
       Karim Buzdar 
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      Michael you are right. It looks like Microsoft is pushing their users to use PowerShell in their day to day job.

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         Michael Pietroforte 
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        Karim, I’d say this is a gross understatement. They are not just pushing admins to PowerShell, they are forcing them because often it is the only way to get things done even if no automation is needed. Often this means that you have to spend more time to accomplish the job because instead of just clicking a checkbox, you have to google the command first. Despite PowerShell’s great success it remains to be seen if this strategy will pay off for Microsoft in the long run.

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           Karim Buzdar 
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          This is true, Michael.

          I don’t think there is a survival without learning PowerShell now. From 2016 to O365 and Azure, you need Powershell skills for their management.

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         Luc Fullenwarth 
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        You are right about that.

        I don’t remember exactly which one, but during the Win 2016 training we have seen 2 parameters which can only be set by powershell cmdlets (one for storage and another one for hyper-v).

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        • #195906
           Michael Pietroforte 
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          The number of settings in Microsoft products that can only be modified on the console, is growing with every new product release. You can’t even remove the provisioned Windows 10 apps without PowerShell. This alone has significantly increased the costs of Windows 10 if you count all the hours admins have tried and failed to get a clean image for OS deployment.

          But to be honest, I don’t really want to complain. This is great for 4sysops because it gives us plenty of opportunities to provide solutions for all the problems admins are having to accomplish relatively simple things. I also love playing with PowerShell and it brings me lots of fun to dig out all these complicated solutions for trivial problems

          Ha, and guess what? I covered Karim’s problem years ago. If Microsoft offered a checkbox in the web interface for changing the password policy in Office 365, I certainly wouldn’t have had the opportunity to write this post. So all good. At least for me. 😉

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        • #196515
           Karim Buzdar 
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          Michael,

          Good to know you had an opportunity to write this post https://4sysops.com/archives/to-set-the-password-expiration-policy-to-never-expire-in-office-365-and-exchange–you-need-powershell/

          But the link you post is not working, I was interested in reading the content.

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           Michael Pietroforte 
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          Weird! When I edit the post the link is correct, but in the post an additional hyphen is added. Seems to be a WordPress or bbpress bug. This is the correct link:

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        • #196521
           Karim Buzdar 
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          Thank you for the correct link,

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