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Windows 7: User changes password

14 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
User changes password

I have an admin account and a user account for the kids. How do I stop them changing the password for their user account. They just go into user accounts and change the password and can lock me out of their account.

Cheers Ray

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14 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
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14 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ray

From an Administrator account do this:

Password - Prevent or Allow to Change - Vista Forums

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password

This will only work on limited accounts, Admins can still change their password (or at least they can get into Local Policy to unlock it again if they know what they are doing)
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14 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi Ray

From an Administrator account do this:

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password

This will only work on limited accounts, Admins can still change their password (or at least they can get into Local Policy to unlock it again if they know what they are doing)
Or:
click "Start"
click "Run"
then type "lusrmgr.msc"
click "users"
then right click their account
select "properties"
then check "User cannot change password".

Voila!
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14 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Prevent kids changing password

Are you guys quoting for Vista cos the lusrmgr doesn't work for me. It says, "This computer is using Windows 7 Home Premium this snapin may not be used with this version of Windows." Neither when I right click computer and click manage do I get anything resembling what is suggested. I'm still in the dark, here!

Cheers

ray
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14 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

(Thanks for adding the Link Brink I should have done that)

I could be wrong, but I am fairly certain it can only be done in Windows 7 Professional and up.

I know the method I posted works, because I did it on my own machine. However I am running Windows 7 Ultimate
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14 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Prevent password change by kids

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
It says it is for Vista.
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14 Jul 2010   #8

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi Ray

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password
You should have no problem doing this, logged in as the Admin on the Win 7 machine.
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14 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkeilty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
It says it is for Vista.
I would just like to point out to you, that Windows 7 is basically Vista, at least on the surface, Almost anything that works for Vista works for Windows 7. So criticising us for linking Vista stuff, is actually a bit silly.

As I said above, I suspect your issue is that your copy of Windows is Home Premium. I don't think it can be done. (there was a similar issue on another thread today, I will link when I find it)

I actually did this to my own machine, before posting. Thats how I know it works. If it isn't working for you, then It's definitely Home Premiums fault (even Windows told you that, why would they include a Vista snapin in Windows 7 if it doesnt work?)
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14 Jul 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkeilty View Post
Are you guys quoting for Vista cos the lusrmgr doesn't work for me. It says, "This computer is using Windows 7 Home Premium this snapin may not be used with this version of Windows." Neither when I right click computer and click manage do I get anything resembling what is suggested. I'm still in the dark, here!

Cheers

ray

Hello Ray,

The tutorial link above works for both Windows 7 and Vista. You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial to do this as well since you have Windows 7 Home Premium.
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