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Need to implement password expiration on stand alone Windows 7 Home premium PC

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Hello All,

Have a client with a Win 7 Home Premium home computer they want to use to occasionally connect to various work resources.  Usage Policy dictates any computer connecting to any resources requires a OS user password that expires at least every 90 days.

None of my research indicates that I can implement any kind of expiration/complexity password policy on a win 7 Home Premium PC.

Can anyone provide any direction on how I might be able to activate any kind of password policies on this standalone machine?

Thank you....T
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Question by:travisk232
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Needless to say, it's always rather tricky when a person wants to utilize a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in a business environment.  The Win7 topic area is littered with many questions of the challenges that some very good IT pros have faced because their clients were trying to save a few dollars!

That being said, you should be able to open a command prompt with admin privileges and use the NET ACCOUNTS command, similar to the following:

net accounts /maxpwage:89

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490698.aspx
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by:Sushil Sonawane
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open gpedit.msc (local group policy management console) through run or command prompt.

Computer configuration---> windows setting --> Security Setting ---> account policy ---->  password policy.
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Sushil84,

That would normally be a very good suggestion, but it won't work in this scenario.  That's why Travisk232 specifically emphasized that he is working with a Windows 7 Home Premium machine:  you can't utlize Group Policies on any Windows Home operating system.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Have the user vpn in to the workplace and expire that password every 90 days
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Tank you Run.... you are spot on this appears to be the only solution.  Thank you for your time...T
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Glad to help!
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