Stop Password Expiration

Posted August 24, 2004 by mikejc in Windows

After you have run Windows XP for a time, you may receive this message when you log on: “Your password will expire in 14 days….”
By default, Windows XP is set up with passwords which will expire after 42 days. Fourteen days in advance, Windows will start warning you of this fact. If you do not want your passwords to expire, you can use the following tech-recipe to change this setting.


Go to Start > Run and in the Open: box type control userpasswords2

Select the Advanced tab in the User Accounts window.

Press the Advanced button below the Advanced user management header.

Select Users in the Local Users and Groups.

In the right pane, right-click the user name for which you want to change the setting, and select Properties.

On the General tab, check Password never expires.

Click Apply, and then click OK (all the way out).

mike

Ed:
Related topic is how to automatically log-in using this technique.

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