How to Enable or Disable Password Expiration for a User in Windows 7 and Windows 8


Password expiration allows you to set a maximum password age in days (42 by default) of a user account before it expires and they must change their password.

By default, password expiration is disabled. This will show you how to enable or disable password expiration for a user in Windows 7.

Note   Note

You can only do this while logged in as an administrator.

In Windows 8, this only applies to local accounts, and not Microsoft accounts.


EXAMPLE: Password Expiration
NOTE: This is what a user will see at log on when the maximum password age is reached and they are required to change their password.

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OPTION ONE

Through Local Users and Groups Manager

1. Open the Local Users and Groups Manager.

2. In the left pane, click on Users, then double click on the name of the user account that you want to enable or disable password expiration for. (see screenshot below)

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3. To Enable Password Expiration for this User Account

A) Uncheck the password never expires box, then click on OK. (see screenshot below)

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B) You will now need to change the maximum and minimum password age of this user account for what you would like.

C) Go to step 5.

4. To Disable Password Expiration for this User Account

A) Check the password never expires box, then click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: If password never expires is grayed out, then this means that this user account as reached it’s setmaximum password age. You will need to either change the maximum password age to more days so that it has not expired yet, or change the password for the user account in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

5. Repeat steps 2 to 3/4 for any other user account that you want to enable or disable password expiration for.

6. When done, close the Local Users and Groups Manager.

 

 

OPTION TWO

Through an Elevated Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

2. Do step 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for what you would like to do.

3. To Disable Password Expiration for a User Account

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute username in the command below with the actual user account name that you want to disable password expiration for.

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount where Name='username' set PasswordExpires=false

FOR EXAMPLE: I would type in this command exactly for a user account named Brink, and press enter.

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount where Name='Brink' set PasswordExpires=false

B) Go to step 4.

4. To Disable Password Expiration for All User Accounts on PC

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount set PasswordExpires=False

5. To Enable Password Expiration for a User Account

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Substitute username in the command below with the actual user account name that you want to enable password expiration for.

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount where Name='username' set PasswordExpires=true

FOR EXAMPLE: I would type in this command exactly for a user account named Brink, and press enter.

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount where Name='Brink' set PasswordExpires=true

B) You will now need to change the maximum and minimum password age of this user account for what you would like.

6. To Enable Password Expiration for All User Accounts on PC

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
wmic path Win32_UserAccount set PasswordExpires=True

B) You can now change the maximum and minimum password age of each user account for what you would like.

7. Close the elevated command prompt.

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