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Can you force a password change on a standalone win7 pro PC?

Posted on 2011-02-16
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I have a user who is involved with financial transactions and therefore falls under some compliance issues.
With a stand alone win7 professional PC (not in a domain), is there any way to force a user to change passwords on a schedule?
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Follow these instructions to open the Local Policy Editor in Win7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3652-local-group-policy-editor-open.html

Once in the local policy editor, you can change all types of behaviors of the workstation, including a password expiration. Of course if the user is an admin of the PC, he could potentially revert the settings. If the user understands and is willing, you can even go as far as having him create a calendar reminder.
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Hi,

Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Account Policies > Password Policy

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Hi,

Change minimum and maximum password age to meet your requirements.

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Also, if you want to force a reset immediately (next logon). Go into the user's properties and put a check mark by 'Password expires at next logon'. That requires him to reset the password next time he logs on.
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Thank you both.
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