When trying to figure out what I couldn’t change my password even though it seemed to meet the password requirements I’ve had for the last few times I’ve reset it, I decided to find a way to view the information. After some Googling, I came across a TechNet article explaining how to use a command line tool to do just that, called GPResult.exe. To view all your information, do the following:
- Go to Start, Run (or hit your Windows key + R). Type cmd to start the command prompt
- Enter the following command in:
GPResult.exe /z > c:\gpresult.txt
This will output all the information to a file under drive C called gpresult.txt. This of course can be edited if you would like the file elsewhere. Hit enter and you will see informational text underneath the command, then the console will be asking for input again. Go to c:\gpresult.txt or where you specified the file to be created at and you should see your file.
If you came here wondering why you couldn’t change your password, look for a section called Account Policies and you should see a few items which might clear that up.
Hope this helps and good luck!