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Prevent Users From Changing Their Password



Whilst It's certainly good practice to protect sensitive data by setting a password on your computer, depending on the nature of the users who utilize your PC, you may wish to restrict them from changing It- such as your child's account, or perhaps Guest accounts that you've set up. Thankfully, Windows does have a native feature to prevent password changes and In this tutorial, I will demonstrate exactly how It's done.




Before moving forward, do note that this only applies to Standard local user accounts, and not administrator accounts. The feature Is somewhat hidden In the operating system, but once accessed, the setting can be applied literally with a couple of clicks of the mouse. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:
Open the Run menu, enter "lusrmgr.msc" (no quotes) and hit "OK".



Step Two:
Next, on the left pane, select the "Users" folder and to the right of that, click on the account that you wish to apply the change. Right-click It and choose "Properties".



Step Three:
When the window opens, click the "User cannot change password" checkbox, and hit "OK" to finalize the process.



Last Step:
To view the result, on the account that you've applied this to, navigate to Windows Settings > Accounts > Sign-In options", and look under "Password". As you can see In my example below, the "Change" button Is grayed out, hence the password cannot be changed.



Final Thoughts:
Although this feature Is not a secure way of preventing passwords from being changed, not every user Is aware that It does In fact exist within the Windows environment. Those that do have an Inkling, probably wouldn't know how to access It, and that's what makes this quite effective.



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