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:
- Click on Start button.
- Type wmic
- Right click listed program wmic and “Run as Administrator”
- Now paste this commmand:
UserAccount where PasswordExpires=TRUE set PasswordExpires=FALSE
- 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.