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    Dave Guest

    Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Hi.

    I have a Windows Vista PC with 4 user accounts on it. All have full access
    accounts but one of the accounts asks every 2 weeks to change there user
    password to log on. Windows 2000 use to have a password policy to suppress
    password changes. Any ideas as how to get Vista not to ask for a new
    password? And why is it only happening on one of the accounts?

    Help much appreciated.

    Dave

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    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Hi.

    I have a Windows Vista PC with 4 user accounts on it. All have full access
    accounts but one of the accounts asks every 2 weeks to change there user
    password to log on. Windows 2000 use to have a password policy to suppress
    password changes. Any ideas as how to get Vista not to ask for a new
    password? And why is it only happening on one of the accounts?

    Help much appreciated.

    Dave
    Hi Dave,

    This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password expiration in Vista.

    Password Expiration in Vista

    Shawn

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    Dave Guest

    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Hi Brink.

    Just tried running lusrmgr.msc and it brought up the Local Users and Groups
    window but it said that the snapin on Windows Vista Basic could not be used.
    I tried it on WIndows Vista Premium amd got the same access not allowed.


    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Dave;544340 Wrote:

    > > Hi.
    > >
    > > I have a Windows Vista PC with 4 user accounts on it. All have full
    > > access
    > > accounts but one of the accounts asks every 2 weeks to change there
    > > user
    > > password to log on. Windows 2000 use to have a password policy to
    > > suppress
    > > password changes. Any ideas as how to get Vista not to ask for a new
    > > password? And why is it only happening on one of the accounts?
    > >
    > > Help much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Dave
    >
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password
    > expiration in Vista.
    >
    > Password Expiration in Vista
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
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    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Hi Brink.

    Just tried running lusrmgr.msc and it brought up the Local Users and Groups
    window but it said that the snapin on Windows Vista Basic could not be used.
    I tried it on WIndows Vista Premium amd got the same access not allowed.


    "brink" wrote:
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password
    > expiration in Vista.
    >
    > Password Expiration in Vista
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >
    Dave,

    I updated the tutorial. See if you access it from Option One in Method Two.

    Password Expiration in Vista

    If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for you.

    Shawn

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    Dave Guest

    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Hi Shawn

    The solution for both Vista Home & Premium was the following you wrote
    > If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    > "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    > quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    > you.
    For the less technically minded I'd put the screen shots on you web pages

    I can't understand why MS dont have Local Policy groups etc available or at
    the least show password expire in User Accounts profiles.

    Many Thanks for you help!

    Regards
    Dave





    "brink" wrote:
    >
    > Dave;545579 Wrote:
    > > Hi Brink.
    > >
    > > Just tried running lusrmgr.msc and it brought up the Local Users and
    > > Groups
    > > window but it said that the snapin on Windows Vista Basic could not be
    > > used.
    > > I tried it on WIndows Vista Premium amd got the same access not
    > > allowed.
    > >
    > >
    > > "brink" wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > Hi Dave,
    > > > >
    > > > > This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password
    > > > > expiration in Vista.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > Password Expiration in Vista
    > > > >
    > > > > Shawn
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > brink
    > > > >
    > > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > > > > 'WWW.VISTAX64.COM' (http://WWW.VISTAX64.COM)
    > > > (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > > > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > > > > > >
    >
    > Dave,
    >
    > I updated the tutorial. See if you access it from Option One in Method
    > Two.
    >
    > Password Expiration in Vista
    >
    > If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    > "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    > quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    > you.
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
    > brink
    >
    > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >

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    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Just a technicality, but shouldn't that be
    net accounts .... (note the 's')
    ??
    Michael
    Vista Home premium


    "Dave" <Dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:3B0F55B2-CA73-45E5-89AC-2540B9744929@xxxxxx
    > Hi Shawn
    >
    > The solution for both Vista Home & Premium was the following you wrote
    >> If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    >> "Run as administrator") Type "net account /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    >> quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    >> you.
    >
    > For the less technically minded I'd put the screen shots on you web pages
    >
    > I can't understand why MS dont have Local Policy groups etc available or
    > at
    > the least show password expire in User Accounts profiles.
    >
    > Many Thanks for you help!
    >
    > Regards
    > Dave
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "brink" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Dave;545579 Wrote:
    >> > Hi Brink.
    >> >
    >> > Just tried running lusrmgr.msc and it brought up the Local Users and
    >> > Groups
    >> > window but it said that the snapin on Windows Vista Basic could not be
    >> > used.
    >> > I tried it on WIndows Vista Premium amd got the same access not
    >> > allowed.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "brink" wrote:
    >> > > > >
    >> > > > Hi Dave,
    >> > > >
    >> > > > This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password
    >> > > > expiration in Vista.
    >> > > >
    >> > > >
    >> > > Password Expiration in Vista
    >> > > >
    >> > > > Shawn
    >> > > >
    >> > > >
    >> > > > --
    >> > > > brink
    >> > > >
    >> > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    >> > > > them.*
    >> > > > 'WWW.VISTAX64.COM' (http://WWW.VISTAX64.COM)
    >> > > (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    >> > > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >> > > > > >
    >>
    >> Dave,
    >>
    >> I updated the tutorial. See if you access it from Option One in Method
    >> Two.
    >>
    >> Password Expiration in Vista
    >>
    >> If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    >> "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    >> quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    >> you.
    >>
    >> Shawn
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> brink
    >>
    >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    >> WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    >>

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    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    [quote=Michael Walraven;546296]Just a technicality, but shouldn't that be
    net accounts .... (note the 's')
    ??
    Michael
    Vista Home premium

    > "brink" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Dave;545579 Wrote:
    >>
    >> Dave,
    >>
    >> I updated the tutorial. See if you access it from Option One in Method
    >> Two.
    >>
    >> Password Expiration in Vista
    >>
    >> If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    >> "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    >> quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    >> you.
    >>
    Hi Michael,

    Yes, you are correct. It should be "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no quotes). Thank you for catching my typo.

    See Method Three in the updated tutorial:
    Password Expiration in Vista

    Thank you again,
    Shawn

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    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Hi Shawn

    The solution for both Vista Home & Premium was the following you wrote
    > If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    > "Run as administrator") Type "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    > quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    > you.
    For the less technically minded I'd put the screen shots on you web pages

    I can't understand why MS dont have Local Policy groups etc available or at
    the least show password expire in User Accounts profiles.

    Many Thanks for you help!

    Regards
    Dave
    Your welcome Dave.

    It should be "net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited" (no quotes) instead.

    See Method Three in the updated tutorial for this:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96...ion-vista.html


    Sorry,
    Shawn

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    mjones97 Guest

    Re: Password reset required evey 2 weeks

    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I don't understand why this info can't be readily found in the control panel.

    "Michael Walraven" wrote:

    > Just a technicality, but shouldn't that be
    > net accounts .... (note the 's')
    > ??
    > Michael
    > Vista Home premium
    >
    >
    > "Dave" <Dave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:3B0F55B2-CA73-45E5-89AC-2540B9744929@xxxxxx

    > > Hi Shawn
    > >
    > > The solution for both Vista Home & Premium was the following you wrote

    > >> If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    > >> "Run as administrator") Type "net account /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    > >> quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    > >> you.
    > >
    > > For the less technically minded I'd put the screen shots on you web pages
    > >
    > > I can't understand why MS dont have Local Policy groups etc available or
    > > at
    > > the least show password expire in User Accounts profiles.
    > >
    > > Many Thanks for you help!
    > >
    > > Regards
    > > Dave
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "brink" wrote:
    > >

    > >>
    > >> Dave;545579 Wrote:
    > >> > Hi Brink.
    > >> >
    > >> > Just tried running lusrmgr.msc and it brought up the Local Users and
    > >> > Groups
    > >> > window but it said that the snapin on Windows Vista Basic could not be
    > >> > used.
    > >> > I tried it on WIndows Vista Premium amd got the same access not
    > >> > allowed.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "brink" wrote:
    > >> > > > >
    > >> > > > Hi Dave,
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > > This tutorial will show you how to stop or change the password
    > >> > > > expiration in Vista.
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > Password Expiration in Vista
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > > Shawn
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > > --
    > >> > > > brink
    > >> > > >
    > >> > > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    > >> > > > them.*
    > >> > > > 'WWW.VISTAX64.COM' (http://WWW.VISTAX64.COM)
    > >> > > (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > >> > > > *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > >> > > > > >
    > >>
    > >> Dave,
    > >>
    > >> I updated the tutorial. See if you access it from Option One in Method
    > >> Two.
    > >>
    > >> Password Expiration in Vista
    > >>
    > >> If not, then open a elevated command prompt. (right click CMD and click
    > >> "Run as administrator") Type "net account /maxpwage:unlimited" (no
    > >> quotes) and press Enter. This should stop the password expiration for
    > >> you.
    > >>
    > >> Shawn
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> brink
    > >>
    > >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    > >> WWW.VISTAX64.COM (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM\")
    > >> *Please post feedback to help others.*
    > >>

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