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Password reset required evey 2 weeks

D
#1
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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#2
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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html

Shawn
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
D
#3
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>
> 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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#4
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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>
> 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.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html

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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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
D
#5
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.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
> > > >
> > > > 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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>
> 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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M

Michael Walraven

#6
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.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>> > > >
>> > > > 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.
>>
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>>
>> 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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#7
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.
>>
>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
>>
>> 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. :o

See Method Three in the updated tutorial:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html

Thank you again,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Brink

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Location
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#8
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. :o

See Method Three in the updated tutorial for this:

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


Sorry,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
M

mjones97

#9
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.
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
> >> > > >
> >> > > > 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.
> >>
> >> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/96092-password-expiration-vista.html
> >>
> >> 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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