Domain Connection Lost When System is Idle for Extended Periods

The Active Directory periodically changes computer account passwords on workstations which are saved in the registry on WES7 devices.

The setting 'Domain Member: Disable Machine Account Password Changes' is set to Disabled by default.

Enable this property to prevent the system from automatically changing passwords.

  • Press the Start button and type 'Edit Group Policy' in the Search bar -
    select 'Edit Group Policy' from the results that appear.
  • Select:
    • Local Computer Policy
    • Windows Settings
    • Security Settings
    • Local Policies
    • Security Options
  • From the right-hand column, select 'Domain Member: Disable Machine Account Password Changes'.
  • Update the setting to 'Enabled' and press 'Apply'.
  • Select 'File --> Exit' to close the Local Group Policy Editor.