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Marc
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      04-01-2010, 06:04 PM
I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7 Home
Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard users
(our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is asking
the standard users to change their passwords after only one month! Is there
any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any options for
passwords. While I would like my children to have their privacy, I don't
want to require them to change their passwords every month. I can understand
in a business environment the need to require users to change their passwords
on a regular basis. But this should not be necessary for home use (this is
Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and certainly not every 30 days.

Thank you.





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      04-01-2010, 06:27 PM

"Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7 Home
> Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard
> users
> (our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is
> asking
> the standard users to change their passwords after only one month! Is
> there
> any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any options for
> passwords. While I would like my children to have their privacy, I don't
> want to require them to change their passwords every month. I can
> understand
> in a business environment the need to require users to change their
> passwords
> on a regular basis. But this should not be necessary for home use (this
> is
> Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and certainly not every 30 days.
>
>


Then you must have done something when you set up their accounts. I have 7
HP with the same User password for 7 months now and no sign of "password
expiry".

Try this:

From an elevated command prompt, do:
net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited

(This is for Vista but it might well work in 7)

 
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      04-01-2010, 06:45 PM
On 01/04/2010 01:04 PM, Marc wrote:
> I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7 Home
> Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard users
> (our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is asking
> the standard users to change their passwords after only one month! Is there
> any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any options for
> passwords. While I would like my children to have their privacy, I don't
> want to require them to change their passwords every month. I can understand
> in a business environment the need to require users to change their passwords
> on a regular basis. But this should not be necessary for home use (this is
> Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and certainly not every 30 days.
>
> Thank you.
>


First, think about what this controls, and why this occurs, related to
security.

*IF* you want to completely shut off password expiration, then:

from the {command} cmd prompt AS ADMINISTRATOR e.g., with elevated
privileges -

net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited [enter]


For a discussion which explains some of the issues that might occur and
WHY other accounts are needed:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...d-ce24835edc8d

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      04-01-2010, 06:51 PM
On 01/04/2010 01:27 PM, Gordon wrote:
>
> "Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7
>> Home
>> Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard
>> users
>> (our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is
>> asking
>> the standard users to change their passwords after only one month! Is
>> there
>> any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any options for
>> passwords. While I would like my children to have their privacy, I don't
>> want to require them to change their passwords every month. I can
>> understand
>> in a business environment the need to require users to change their
>> passwords
>> on a regular basis. But this should not be necessary for home use
>> (this is
>> Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and certainly not every 30 days.
>>
>>

>
> Then you must have done something when you set up their accounts. I have
> 7 HP with the same User password for 7 months now and no sign of
> "password expiry".


Are all these administrator accounts?

Or did you create specialized accounts?

WHAT, exactly, did you assign to these users during the account setups
[for other users who might find it useful]?

>
> Try this:
>
> From an elevated command prompt, do:
> net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited
>
> (This is for Vista but it might well work in 7)



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      04-01-2010, 07:05 PM

"MEB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> Are all these administrator accounts?


I have one Admin account for emergencies, otherwise my day to day account is
a Standard User.
When I set up this account there was no function at all to set any sort of
password expiry and there has never been any reminders of this in 7 months.
I have to say I am suspicious about the OP's claim that he has Home
Premium...



 
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      04-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Our accounts originally had been set up on our old Windows XP computer
(without any password expiration dates) and were copied over to the Windows 7
computer in accordance with the Windows 7 transfer instructions via USB flash
drive. I am not tecnically savvy as you: what is "an elevated command
prompt" and how do I get there? Thank you for your quick response.
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"Gordon" wrote:

>
> "Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7 Home
> > Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard
> > users
> > (our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is
> > asking
> > the standard users to change their passwords after only one month! Is
> > there
> > any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any options for
> > passwords. While I would like my children to have their privacy, I don't
> > want to require them to change their passwords every month. I can
> > understand
> > in a business environment the need to require users to change their
> > passwords
> > on a regular basis. But this should not be necessary for home use (this
> > is
> > Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and certainly not every 30 days.
> >
> >

>
> Then you must have done something when you set up their accounts. I have 7
> HP with the same User password for 7 months now and no sign of "password
> expiry".
>
> Try this:
>
> From an elevated command prompt, do:
> net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited
>
> (This is for Vista but it might well work in 7)
>
> .
>

 
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      04-01-2010, 07:23 PM
"Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>... There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard users
> (our children), all with their own passwords.


Actually, you should have set up all five as standard users. Keep the
administrative user account only for administrative purposes.


 
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      04-01-2010, 07:27 PM

"Marc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> I am not tecnically savvy as you: what is "an elevated command
> prompt" and how do I get there? Thank you for your quick response.


Start-All Programs-Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and choose
"Run as Administrator"

 
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      04-01-2010, 07:37 PM
On 01/04/2010 02:05 PM, Gordon wrote:
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> "MEB" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>> Are all these administrator accounts?

>
> I have one Admin account for emergencies, otherwise my day to day
> account is a Standard User.
> When I set up this account there was no function at all to set any sort
> of password expiry and there has never been any reminders of this in 7
> months.
> I have to say I am suspicious about the OP's claim that he has Home
> Premium...
>
>
>


Right, both VISTA and Win7 Home [depending upon the version] don't have
the standard plug-ins necessary to allow changing expiry and some other
settings.
Widows 7 did increase [beyond those in VISTA which had its own nuances]
the attempted [by Microsoft] user and system protections, regretfully,
these are already being defeated by users, such as by the command we
both mentioned.
So you must apparently have run the password expiry change command at
some point, or otherwise modified the standard account setup at some point.

As for the Win7 versions: only Premium, Professional, and Ultimate,
each with its own distinct abilities.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e/default.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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      04-01-2010, 07:44 PM
Post such question here instead:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...curity/threads

Marc wrote:
> I have new computers (only one month old) at home, all with Windows 7 Home
> Premium. There are 2 adminstrative users (mom and dad) and 3 standard
> users
> (our children), all with their own passwords. The operating system is
> asking the standard users to change their passwords after only one month!
> Is there any way to disable this? I have not been able to locate any
> options for passwords. While I would like my children to have their
> privacy, I don't want to require them to change their passwords every
> month. I can understand in a business environment the need to require
> users to change their passwords on a regular basis. But this should not
> be
> necessary for home use (this is Windows 7 Home (not business) Premium) and
> certainly not every 30 days.
>
> Thank you.


 
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