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How to Prevent or Allow Users to Change Their Password in Windows 7/ Vista

2014-02-20 11:14:35 / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Password
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By default, every users on a Window 7/Vista computer can change their password to logon whenever they need. However, sometimes you may need the full control of the mechine and want to prevent a user from changing logon password, or in some cases you need to allow a user once you prevented to change password. Don't worry! Windows makes configuring this quite easy. Just read on, please.

In this article, I will introduce 2 methods for you to prevent or allow user to change logon password in Windows 7/Vista.

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Method 1: Via Local Users and Group

Using Local Users and Groups, you can limit or enable the ability of users and groups to perform certain actions by assigning rights and permissions to them including the right to change their logon password.

Method 2: Via Elevated Command Prompt

Elevated Command Prompt means that running Command Prompt with administrator privileges. It can help you perform some commands the normal Windows command line can't do. To prevent or allow user to change logon password in Windows 7/Vista, you must run an elevated version of the command prompt.

Following these 2 methods, you can easily prevent or allow user to change logon password in Windows 7/Vista. However, for security's sake, I highly recommend you change the password for your or another user account regularly.

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