Use the Password Settings Object (PSO) in Bamboo Password Expiration 1.6

Are you enforcing expiration of Active Directory Service account passwords and, as a result, are finding that your external users are having difficulty logging into SharePoint due to expired passwords? If so, you can dramatically cut down on the overhead costs of troubleshooting login issues with Bamboo’s Password Expiration Web Part. Password Expiration Web Part provides an early warning system for SharePoint users when their password is about to expire.

With Active Directory (AD),we only had one password and account lockout policy for the entire domain; this is a limitation for AD. So, many companies had to use multiple domains to place different password policies on different users. Furthermore, they had to develop their own password filters or buy third-party solutions. With Windows Server 2008, we gained the option to specify different password policies for different users and groups out-of-the-box.

The Windows 2008 feature Password Settings Object (PSO) allows password settings to be applied to Users or Groups, as opposed to Organizational Units (OUs).

To configure a Password Settings Object (PSO), please refer to the Microsoft TechNet article, Create a PSO.


In the tool pane of Password Expiration Web Part, you must input an administrative AD domain account to configure a PSO.



We have three options to provide an early warning system for SharePoint users when their password is about to expire.

  • Automatically redirect users to URL:

  • Display days until expiration and URL in the Web Part:

  • Bamboo.Notification Add-On:

To configure Bamboo.Notification Add-On, refer to the Bamboo Team Blog post, How to Run Task Scheduler on Windows 2008 & Apply Password Expiration.


Ready to give Bamboo Password Expiration a try? Jump over to the Bamboo Password Expiration product page and select Add Trial to Cart to download a fully-functional 30-day trial. Already an owner of Bamboo Password Expiration? Review the upgrade instructions found in the Online Documentation.