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Revoking users permission to change password in AD

Revoking users permission to change password in AD

Revoking users permission to change password in AD

Im not very familiar with using Active Directory, mainly a long time ago and just reading data from it to fill in forms etc.

Ive been asked to write either a win app/service or a script (preferably in c# .net) which will set the property revoke the users privilege to reset their user password if pwdLastSet - 0 (ie password expired) as they want them to set it indirectly through another app once expired.

Whilst the 'User cannot change their password' attribute is visible in the LDAP as a bit in the userAccountControl attribute this bit is read only. As I understand the privilege has to be set through modification of the users Access Control List (ACL). I'm not sure how I do this or make it correspond to the user related to the  pwdLastSet=0 field

Can anyone advise whether this can be done, and is there any code available showing me how to do this


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