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Windows 7: Provide a Generateable Temporary Password for Login

06 Oct 2010   #1
Lohita

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Provide a Generateable Temporary Password for Login

Hey Everyone, I have a PC at home that is shared with several people. What I would like to do is to have a way to somehow generate and give people a temporary password that they could use to login to my account on my PC, thereby not having to disclose my password. Does anyone know of any software or something built-in to Windows 7 that would allow me to do this?

Thanks!


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06 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Does everyone have their own account? Why do they need to get into yours?
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06 Oct 2010   #3
Lohita

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No, I only have a single account and want to avoid creating extra accounts as far as possible, and avoid using the guest account as well :).
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06 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, there is not a temporary password generator in windows. Why do you not want a guest account?
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06 Oct 2010   #5
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

You can create standard accounts for each of the other users with their own passwords while you have an an Administrator account with Your own password (see link below)

User Account Type - Change

Missed post# 3 while I was typing this
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06 Oct 2010   #6
Lohita

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
No, there is not a temporary password generator in windows.
Is there a 3rd party software that might be able to do this then?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Why do you not want a guest account?
Would just prefer to avoid having extra accounts :).

I'm really just trying to see if this is possible and can be done. Any help would be most appreciated :)
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06 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If the PC is yours, I would still recommend a standard account with a password for your mates, or a guest account. People mucking around in your personal account can really mess up your computer.

I haven't been able to find an algorithm that will generate a temporary password for a windows account. If you want them to have more access than a guest, I would recommend a solitary standard account, but NOT an administrative privileged account.
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Lohita

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I completely agree. However I'd just like to know if there is a program that could do this :)
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06 Oct 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi Lohita, welcome to the forums :)

Is This the sort of thing you're after?


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06 Oct 2010   #10
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, you would still need to set up a separate account with that, as it is geared for use by large companies with large IT infrastructures.

Also, I didn't notice, but welcome
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