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Disable Change Password option in XP Pro?

By grinz ·
We have a shared PC that is on the the network. It is used primarily by mobile users that don't bring their laptops into the office. When they log in and get the prompt that their password will expire soon and do want to change it now, they do so. Then scream because their laptops are not synched with the network and they can't vpn in.
Is there a way to simply dis-allow changing a password from that computer alone?

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Are you..

by patb071 In reply to Disable Change Password o ...

using any group policy? You would need to change those machines so they do not ask for a password change. However it is not recommended. If they are not in a GP then you can set that up a a policy on the local machine.

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Change the domain or local policy.

by seanferd In reply to Disable Change Password o ...

If it is domain policy that set the password change, the policy for that computer will need to be changed at the domain level.

If it just local policy, the local admin can change this setting.

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It is a domain level policy....

by grinz In reply to Disable Change Password o ...

that users change their passwords every 30 days.
I want to make sure that nobody can change their passwords using that computer. the warning that a password is about to expire is fine. But when someone attempts it I want it to deny the change.
So I guess I want to change a domain level policy on a local machine.

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I don't think you can do that.

by seanferd In reply to It is a domain level poli ...

Simply tell them that they cannot change their passwords on that machine. Put a notice on it or whatever. Explain why. (You would think they would have this figured out by now.)

When they scream, ask them why they would shoot themselves in the foot and then complain to you.

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That's what I thought

by grinz In reply to I don't think you can do ...

We have told them not to change it there, and most of them listen.
But there's always a few......

Thanks everyone.

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Desktop wallpaper.

by seanferd In reply to That's what I thought

And maybe the screensaver as well should contain the notice not to update the password.

You know, because there are always a few!

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This is also a good idea for you

by NexS In reply to Desktop wallpaper.
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Sure!

by seanferd In reply to This is also a good idea ...

That is always a winner.

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