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Setting the Password Notification Polling Time

Specops Password Notification Server will initiate the process to generate password expiration email reminders once every 24 hours, by default at midnight in the time zone configured in Windows on the server. In this article we will review how to adjust the polling time.

Set the Polling Time in the Registry

On the Specops Password Notification server, adjust the following value to indicate the desired time to begin the process of determining which users should receive password expiration notifications and then sending them out, otherwise known as the polling time. This can be useful for either adjusting the time to send emails to all users, or to initiate a polling cycle within the next few minutes rather than wait for the next regular polling time for troubleshooting.

The registry value is in 24-hour HH:MM format:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Specopssoft\Specops Password Notification\Server]

For example:

  • To begin polling at 8:00 am / 08.00, set the polling time value to “08:00”
  • To begin polling at 2:00 pm / 14.00, set the polling time value to “14:00”

Finally, restart the Specops Password Notification Server service for the change to take effect.

Publication date: April 16, 2020
Modification date: April 16, 2020

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