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Disable password expiration in Windows 7 Home Premium

It looks like admin accounts in Windows 7 Home Premium have password expiration set on. However, Windows 7 in Home Premium edition does not have a GUI tool to remove it. There is, however, a command line tool which allows to do it over Windows Management Instrumentation – its name is wmic.

If you want to remove password expiration do the following:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Type wmic
  3. Right click listed program wmic and “Run as Administrator”
  4. Now paste this commmand:
    UserAccount where PasswordExpires=TRUE set PasswordExpires=FALSE
  5. Confirm change for each account with password expiration.

This is not really a missing answer, however, there are plenty of solutions which do not work well, or contain typos – mostly because of different quotes used in the command. This script allows changing the expiration at once for all users that have it set – and it does not contain any quotes ;-)

Anyway, this is so far the biggest failure I have encountered when using Windows 7 Home Premium edition: Force password expiration in home environment and do not provide a GUI how to disable it.

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