Our Windows 7 users are prompted when their passwords will expire in 14 Days, however They are not forced to change thier password before it expires. If the users ignore the expiration warning they can only get logged into the network after having the helpdesk
reset thier password.
Is there a way to force Windows 7 users to change thier passwords on the day it expires. Our WinXP users get the 14 day warning and are forced to change thier passwords on day 14.
I have the GPO configured to notifiy users when thier passwords will expire in 14 days
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After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
Windows 7 client.
2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
Data: 0x30002 (hexadecimal)
b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.
c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.
d) On the problematic Win7 machine, run command “eventvwr”, then expand to Applications and service logs -> Microsoft -> windows -> groupPolicy
-> Operational. Right-click on it and click “save event as”. Save the file as .evtx format and send it to me.
e) After that, please send me the above output files. (please zip them first and then send them to me).
Please use Windows Live SkyDrive (http://www.skydrive.live.com/) to upload the GPMC
result and the zip files, and then give us the download address.
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I just changed my Yahoo email password, and signed in via IE and works fine.
Then I went into my Outlook 2007 Yahoo email account and changed the password.
However when I try to send/receive email from outlook on the Yahoo account it pops up requesting the password.
I have removed the account and set it up again but problem is the same.
Any ideas please?
Many thanks imk
As soon as i woke up this morning my wife hands me her laptop and asks me to fix it. it is running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. When you turn it on it says "your password has expired and must be changed." First off, she has never had a password on her laptop. if you press cancel it just goes back to the same screen. So i pressed ok. it gives me the, old password/new password/confirm password, text boxes. As i mentioned she never had a password and doesn't want one, so i just left all the feilds blank, which is what i did when not wanting a password, and pressed the arrow button. it says that it's changing the password, then it says, 'Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied.' To me it sounds like it is trying to boot off the network, but why it would sudenlly decide to do this after six months i have no idea. i thought well i'll try the homegoup password, but that returned the same message. of course, the next thing i thought about doing was doing a restore. however, even though she has a DVD drive. it doesn't pick up the windows 7 disk even though i changed it to boot the optic drive first. i found a program that is suppose to change the password, but i can't get to it, because when i try to go to comand prompt, guess what it says i need a new password.
Not being able to boot the installation media from the BIOS sounds unusual, unless the disk/drive is faulty.
You should be able to press F8 at startup, boot to safe mode and log in via the built in administrator account (this should not have the password problem)
The next thing to do is create a new user account and see if you can log in with that.
so, turn on this pc i've not used in a long time, and the password has expired. it wants me to change it and make a new one.
so I enter what im sure is the current password and the new one, but it says username or password is wrong.
so How to I get in? I made a password disk via usb.... it's plugged in but I have no idea how to access it or use it.
I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 as a Parallels virtual machine on my Mac (part of my requirements to work for replacing my Windows-based laptop with a Mac). As such, I still run quite a few Windows applications because either 1) there is no Mac equivalent, or 2) the Mac equivalent sucks.
Today there was a message on my Windows VM stating:
"Your password has expired and must be changed"
I click OK, the standard password change screen comes up asking for my current password, and the new password twice.
I fill this out, it says "Changing password..." for 5 seconds or so, then comes up with an error stating:
"Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied."
The problem is, this (virtual) machine is not a member of a domain. I personally installed the OS from DVD in the virtual machine, and at no time was it joined to the domain (I don't even have permission to do so).
My only choice on this screen is to click OK again, which takes me back to the change password prompt again.
In another thread on the forum, there was another person with a similar issue and they resolved it by booting into Safe Mode and changing their password. Unfortunately this did not work for me ... rebooting into safe mode with networking support generates the same error, and normal safe mode states this:
"An attempt was made to logon, but the network logo... Read more
FYI, I was able to resolve this by trying a bunch of different things. The working solution was using the ntpasswd utility posted in Need to bypass 'Your password has expired' using recovery CLI prompt
I cleared the password for my account, unlocked the account. Interestingly enough, the "password does not expire" flag was already set. After this, I rebooted into Windows, logged in using no password, and all was fine.
In our Windows Envirement we have about 20 Windows 8.1 Client and about 50 users. We use Roaming Profiles so the users can work at every client.
Since the beginning we have the Problem, that after users change their passwords, they will be logged in with a temporary profile. I could solve that easily by deleting the *.bak Keys in the Registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList).
I even scripted it with powershell to delete them automatically every day.
But since i wanna eliminate the problem by the source and not only make workarounds, I'm really wanna know what makes this error. Is it a bug? Did I configurate anything wrong?
Please let me know if you go any ideas.
Thanks in advance.
So this morning I woke up to a forced password change. I tried the same password and it didn't take, doesn't meet security requirements. After a few tries fighting with it, I gave in so that I could log into my computer. Checked the local security policy, the only requirement was set to save for 42 days before expiration. I changed that to 0, tried to manually reset and it still refuses.
Setup: Custom build, Windows 10 pro, completely up to date, local account (signing into apps only with MS account).
Please see attached screenshots.
Server software: cloudflare-nginx
Was vulnerable: Possibly (known use OpenSSL, but might be using a safe version)
SSL Certificate: Now Safe (created 3 months ago at Apr 15 21:52:53 2014 GMT)Assessment: Change your password on this site if your last password change was more than 3 months ago
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Hello. I am new on this forum. I have a Major problem with my computer. It started these warnings awhile ago. It said my windows password was going to expire in 14 days. I tried making a diffrent user account and even tried to figure out on my own how to get into the administrator account. I could not figure it out. I am now locked out of my computer. I went on a long vacation and when i got home, i couldn't get on my computer. Let me explain what it is doing. When you turn it on, it goes through the whole boot process. But, before it will allow me to get into windows, a little blue box pops up asking me for a password. I have NO idea what to do. And to top it all off, my windows Xp disc is no longer readable. So, could anyone please help me? Oh, and by the way, I have tried pressing <delete> to get to the setup. It won't ever go to setup. I have also tried <F8>. It just beeps at me. I am baffled by this. I know i should have came to my friends house and asked what to do before it expired. but vacation was fun. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME????
As your machine gave you daily notices, that indicates that it's on a domain, or that someone set the gpedit settings to change the password every xxxx days.
Is this a work pc?
If not, where did you acquire it, if you don't mind my asking?
Odd to see that on a personal pc.
I have an HP Envy and I would like Windows 8.1 to prompt me for a password both after I close (and open) my laptop lid and after waking it from sleep (Which it automatically does after 3 minutes of inactivity), however it only prompts for password after opening the lid (even if only closed for 5 seconds), and not after waking from sleep without a closed lid. any ideas? here are my settings:
Hello Steve, and welcome to Eight Forums.
Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have password protection on wakeup enabled in all options. In addition, check the items listed in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial for other areas to enable password protection if you like.
Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
I have a Windows 8 Pro computer joined to a Server 2012 domain. After I walk away from it, the monitor is set to shut off after 15 minutes. When I come back and shake the mouse to wake up the monitor, I am prompted to enter my password. How
do I keep the machine from prompting me for my password each time the monitor wakes up?
The screensaver is disabled and I don't have a check in the "On resume, display logon screen." None of the local or domain group policies appear to be causing this either. My Windows 7 Pro computers are joined to the same domain and none
of them have this problem. They all bring up my desktop as soon as monitor wakes up.
PLease can someone help I believe this a virus. Computer prompts for Windows Xp Startup Password that I do not know.
It says: This computer is configured to require a password in order to start up. Please enter the startup Password below. Below the space to enter the password you can hit ok or restart.
After unsuccessful attempts because I do not know the password a system error comes on the screen.
lsass.exe- System Error Which says: When trying to update a password, this return indicates that the value provided as the current password is not correct.
This does not allow windows xp to open and the same startup password prompt box occurs in safemode. I have tried using the toshiba satellite l 25 s119 series recovery disk but to no avail, it not does work. Can anyone diagnose this for me? Thanks,
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My system is Windows 8-64bit.
Password was expired in the windows. I have changed the password and Login then the entire Windows Keychain for password credentials get reset as well (including shared drive credentials and outlook username/password).
In which case this will occur?
So that pops up once i get my old tower/cpu running up. It hasnt been touched since 2006 so i forgot the password. Any help to get around this? Plus, please tell me how to get around this without a windows cd or to use money. Thanks!!
By default Windows passwords will never expire unless set by an Admin on a corporate network or set by yourself. Is it the Windows account password you are talking about?
If so the only help that we can provide for resetting the password is by using this tutorial - Reset User Account Password
My apologies for the limited help but I cannot provide any other methods as this would violate certain legislation
Hope This Helps,
I hope I can get some help / guidance from some one with more experience with the M400 if possible?!
I reinstalled the OS and setup the biometric security for me, which has worked flawlessly! However I stupidly also set up the boot up security (BIOS Password). So when the tablet gets turned on I can scan my finger and get in without any issues, however I now want to turn the boot up security off. So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!
Does anyone know if I can disable the BIOS security while in the OS using the biomentric security rather than entering a password? I have tried just changing the admin password within the win OS but that doesn't work....any ideas?
Any help with be greatly appreciated!
> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!
You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
As far as I know you cannot remove the BIOS password if you don?t know the old BIOS password.
In such case just the Toshiba ASP could help you? just the Toshiba ASP technician could remove the unknown BIOS password
I'm having a rather annoying problem (amongst others) with connecting to the internet just recently. It started to happen a couple of days ago.
I'm using windows 98 SE and on a 56k dial up.Using I.E 6
Anyway, 90% of the time, when its done the 30 seconds of dialling and gets to the 3 seconds of verifying the password, after two seconds, the enter username and password box pops up, even though its definately correct and is already filled in in the box that pops up. If you press ok it just keeps popping up.
The most frustrating thing is it isnt consistant, because sometimes it doesnt prompt me at all. I just don't know whats happened to it.
Its annoying as well because it ties in with one of the other three problems I have, and thats that I keep getting disconnected from the internet from no apparent reason. This has been going on for some time.
as has getting lots of page cannot be displayed errors and cannot find server errors but I don't know if theyre connected.
ran spybot, adaware, repaired IE...
thought about reinstalling IE would this help?
Or should I just burn my computer?
Hold on!! No need to burn your computer.
The problem is not in your machine but with your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Contact them for the problem. If it doesn't get solved, try some other ISP. Or use some friend's account for a day on your machine and see if the same problem continues.
My mother is running Windows 8.1 on her new ASUS laptop. She's retired and it's common for her to get up periodically to check on something in the kitchen. When she comes back to the computer, it prompts her for the password so that she can verify her identity. She struggles with typing the password due to her lack of keyboarding knowledge and the mixed-case nature of the password and I could help with that by changing the password but I'm trying to understand why she is being prompted for the password in the first place.
I assumed that the screen saver was kicking in and forcing her to login in again after an absence of a few minutes but when I checked her screen saver settings, I found that she doesn't have one; the timeout interval is greyed out and the checkbox that asks for the login screen to be shown after that interval is unchecked so the screensaver is clearly not the culprit.
What else would cause Windows to prompt her for the password (other than a reboot)? I'd like to stop Windows from prompting her for her password or, if that is not possible, would like to extend the timeout interval from whatever it is now - two or three minutes maybe? - to something like 15 or 30 minutes.
Its possible that it could be a virus or some type of malware. I would run a scan on it with Malwarebyes AntiMalware and then use Comodo Antivirus or Comodo Internet Security to run a virus scan. How long has she had the machine?Read other 11 answers
Hi Im new to this site dont really know where to post. I have a gateway with vista and I was alerted to change my password that it would expire in "blah blah" days However I got sidetracked and never changed it. I keep my computer on all the time but one day I decided to restart it and when I tried to logon it said invalid password. And then it hit me! But does it just change like that on its on? Please help. Thanks, Candi
Hi and welcome to Vista Forums.
Reset User Account Password
when clicking on My Network Places and clicking on a computer within the network, we get a message that says 'password has expired' when logging into that computer. Any help on how to remedy this?
FYI, we're using Windows 2000 and the computer we're trying to access is Windows XP.
can you log in locally to the pc ?
While on holiday, my login password (MS Professional
2000) expired, now I am unable to login to my home
computer. The computer is not networked, but somehow
still requires a user name and password. What to do?
Q258259 has information about resetting passwords, but if you are the only one with Admin rights then there is nothing you can do to obtain the password.
However Microsoft says in the link i made:
If the Administrator password needs to be reset, and there are no other users with administrative access, there is no way to recover the password and the operating system will need to be reinstalled.Click to expand...
So looks like you will need to reinstall it. If you reinstall, make sure you do NOT format the drive before installing. You can install W2K over itself and still retain your files, but your programs may need to be reinstalled again.
my password has expired on vista and now i cant log in what can i do
Hi Liam 72,
Can you not start your PC in Safe Mode? When you're in Safe Mode, go to Control Panel - Administration Accounts. Under User Accounts and Fam Safety click ADD/Remove user accounts. Find and click on the account that has the locked password and click REMOVE PASSWORD on the LEFT SIDE of the screen. Then click REMOVE PASSWORD on the next screen.
Just restart the regular way and that account has NO password. I hope this helps
I have a user connected to a Win NT 4 domain via a Win98 PC. I changed her network login ID and now when she tries to open Outlook Express, it will open and show her her mailboxes and the message list, but when she clicks a message to read it, it prompts her for a password. It's not her network or email password, neither of those work. If she logs in using her old network login, she doesn't get prompted for a password to see her messages.
I upgraded her to the latest version of OE and that didn't help.
We are not running Exchange or any other internal e-mail server.
Thanks in advance!
Which password do you have in Tools>Accounts>Mail>Properties>Servers?
The person who set up my computer did not provide my profile with administrator rights. There is an administrator profile that should have all the rights necessary to install programs and manage files, but I don't know the password and the person who set up the computer is MIA. Any ideas?
this is a toughie.
is it home or pro?
After the IE 11 is upgraded, If the internet explore opened where home page is set, it prompts for user name and password. If it is canceled it opens the home page.
But need to know why User Name and Password Prompts.
I USED TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER TO WEBSITES WITH A USERNAME AND PASSWORD WHERE I WOULD AUTOMATICALLY GET THE PROMPT TO SAVE MY PASSWORD INFORMATION SO THAT I DON'T HAVE TO ENTER IT ANYMORE WHEN LOGGING IN TO THE SPECIFIC SITE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT I CLICKED ON THE BOX TO "NOT SHOW THIS OPTION AGAIN". HOW CAN I GET THIS FEATURE TURNED BACK "ON" FOR NOW, WHEN REGISTERING TO NEW SITES, THAT FEATURE NO LONGER IS A POP UP. WINDOWS 98 IS THE SYSTEM THAT I OPERATE ON MOST FREQUENTLY.
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I have been running XP for about 3 months now and suddenly when I try to boot up I get a message as follows:
Your password has expired and must be changed.
When I click on OK a box appears asking for old password and a space to enter a new one.
To my knowledge there never was a password and now I can't get past this point. Can anyone help?
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It seems that my windows vista (home premium 32 bit) account password has expired. I have a HP pavillion dv6500 laptop and I use the fingerprint reader to log in. When I scanned in this morning the following message appeared: Login Failed:Your password has expired. I have also tried all previous passwords and tried logging in with nothing in the password field, both with negative results. I have tried using ophcrack to find the password but that also failed. Given that this is the only account on the computer (it is an administrator) and both the guest and administrator accounts are disabled, is there any way of me logging in? (Just to be clear I am not asking how to disable password expiration but rather my password has expired and I cannot log in). Also I can't log in in safe mode either.
Have a look
Password Expiration in Vista
Take look here:
Reset User Account Password
User Account Password - Change from WinRE - Windows 7 Forums
Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
User Account Password - Change from WinRE - Windows 7 Forums
This works for Vista & Win 7.
I'm connected to my department's network using a dialup. One of the sites on the network is my win2k pro workstation.
For some reason when I hit "computers near me" I see my computer's icon. When I hit it, I get two different results:
1. When I'm logged to my home pc using my name, meaning the same name as I'm known to the network, I get the following response:
\\Ran is not accessible
The password of this user has expired
2. When I'm logged to my home pc as 'administrator', I get the following:
a. All drives show as icons in a window.
b. when I hot drive 'a' (for example), I get
\\Ran\A is not accessible
Access is denied.
An additional piece of information is, that when I hit an icon of another station on the net, not mine, I get the 'connect as' window, which i can use (if I have a legitimate way of entering the site).
I am getting an error message that my administrator password has expired. What should I do?
Hello Oconnorp, and welcome to Vista Forums.
You will need to change your password.
This can help you stop this though.
Password Expiration in Vista
Hope this helps,
HELP!!! My administrator account password has expired without any warning and now I can not do anything thats administrator required. I have little to no technical knowledge and do not know where to start. I have been told that i have to do a complete system recovery but am obviously trying to avoid that. I have Vista x64 home version. If anyone can help me fix this problem, I would be truly appreciative..
I am sorry, but I cannot help with password related issues due to TSF rules.
I must now close this thread.
Regards. . .
Please my codeSystem DisabledCode 98204609After change to blank the password
HI Put this code: 27162229 Regards.
? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.
I have an end user who is getting a Password Change notification balloon but she has already change her password a week ago. Do you know why it would remind her even though she has already change her password. We have it set for a 90 day period.
PC is running Win 7 Enterprise and is joined to the domain.
I've created a password for the guest account. Now I can neither change nor remove it.
Logging on as admin I can't find a setting to change or remove guest account's password.
Logging on as guest I am getting the "windows cannot change password" warning if I try to change or remove it.
On guest account using ctrl+alt+del>"change password", now I get a "access is denied" warning.
Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks.
PS: The whole issue has started with me seeing a warning on Bitdefender's Vulnerability module telling that the guest account has no password. I clicked on it and created a password for my guest account from within BD. That doesn't necessarily have to be related with the problem, just FYI.
uninstall bitdefender first, then reboot, next go to control panel, User Accounts and Family safety, User Accounts, select change your windows passwords and remove password from guest account and any other accounts you wish. Then reboot.Read other 3 answers
I have been a complete spanner and changed some BIOS setttings, specifically WOL on my laptop. Now when I try and boot I no longer get prompted for the password (the blue screen with ****** etc) but instead a message saying "Error loading Operating System"
I have tried everything I can think of but it looks as though EasyGuard has died/diabled the HDD from booting or has infact wiped it.
I have just tried booting from the XP CD too see if the partitions are intact - I can see two with [Unknown] where it should say NTFS.. clearly something to do with the HDD encryption/security..
Please help! A speedy response would be fantastic!
Did you change or remove the HDD password in the BIOS?
Perhaps try resetting the BIOS to the default settings.
Hello There everyone. I have a problem with my Lenovo U41-70 Core i7 model. Recently I tried to install Linux onto my machine but when I tries to enter the BIOS option to get to the boot priority by pressing: Fn Key + F2 Key. It prompted me for a password! I never really set a password on this machine since I bought it other than the Windows Login Password and that password did'nt work!. Any help would be great!Read other answers
Searching the web did not help. Auto-reconnect might not be the correct term to search for.
Steps to reproduce:
connect to a remote client
select the option to have TeamViewer (TV) reboot the remote client
(reboot to the safe or normal mode - it does not matter)
select reboot to go forward with the reboot
select wait for partner
close the TV window to the client (or let it timeout)
eventually, you should get a popup asking if you want to reconnect
selecting reconnect should not prompt for a password
it should just reconnect you
It does not do this on all of my clients.
(e.g. some work as expected.)
My TV app is up to date.
The client's TV app is up to date.
I've deleted/re-created the saved info for the client that I'm currently working with. Installed TV on the client. Restarted TV's app and service on my laptop.
Does anyone else see this or know of a fix?
edit: If it matters two clients that do prompt upon auto-reconnect are running W7 and two that work as expected are also running W7. I've not tested an XP box.
I don't have TV, but looking through the manual I saw this on pg79 General Advanced settings, and had to ask if it could be as simple as a setting I highlighted?:
General advanced settings
Random password after each session
From the drop-down list, select whether or when you would like
TeamViewer to generate a new random password for incoming sessions.
The following options are available:
The new password will not be generated until TeamViewer is restarted.
TeamViewer generates a new password after each completed session.
A random password is generated only once.
TeamViewer asks you after each session whether you would like to generate a new password.
I am running Windows XP and Outlook 2003. I subscribe to Comcast as a my internet provider and recently was gullible enough to install the Constant Guard / Norton system Suite they were pushing to their customers. It brought my computer to it's knees and neither Comcast or Symantec would help. Symantec actually told me to uninstall and reinstall. Which I did, silly me. Still had problems and it blocks me from logging in to work server. So I uninstalled it again. NOW I cannot access my email through Outlook! I can access it fin thru Comcast's web site but removed all of my contacts when THEY got a virus this week that sent out 50 emails to people and ticked them off. So..... I called Comcast about my email and the air head told me that my modem was receiving their signal so I should be fine. And they don't support Outlook, the end. Nice! Can anyone help me? And can anyone recommend a good free antivirus program other than AVG? I appreciate your help! Thx, frustrated in Oregon
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I'm having fits trying to establish a fresh account at ebay after all else failed to
get through the pop up password completion box.
This may not be the right place to do it, but I know of no better or prompt
and accurate reply site.
First I thought it was Firefox doing the auto complete at sign in or register box.
Then I noticed that the other completion box says ebay login something. It completes and rejects an old password each time. The google questions and answers have not got me out of this.
The standard reply is uncheck the box to keep me logged in. That has failed to do anything.
Also clear clipboard cache for which SevenForums has a shortcut procedure also failed.
I used to have a nice friendly ebay account, now I can't get in for any amount of
re registering (did that) password changes etc.
First I was having a problem that when I first opened IE it would not load the page. I would have to hit refresh once or twice for every page I opened. Now whenever I open IE I get a prompt for my network password. My login and password are already in the boxes, I hit ok and then the box pops up again. I dont have any problems accessing any of the network shares or printers just when I use IE.
1) Deleted temp files and cookies even the ones in the local settings folder that IE never really erases
2)Ran ad-aware, spybot, symantec a-v, and trend micro spyware and virus scans
3)disabled, reenabeled, and refreshed proxy client
I am running win 2000 on a laptop with a wired connection and dsl and the server is win 2000
Go to Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, User Authentication and see if it's set for "Prompt for user name and password".
I've got a desktop computer with XP Pro SP3 and a laptop with both XP and Win7(dual-boot). These two computers are connected through a router in a network(desktop comp-wired, laptop-wireless). Everything works fine, except the sharing in Win7. From the desktop computer I can access all resources on the laptop without problems. From the laptop, everything works fine too, when I try to access the desktop computer's shared folders and printers, but ONLY FROM XP. Every time I want to do this from Win7, I'll be prompted for a "network password". I have no idea what I had to enter - I did a search over the internet, and found following suggestions:
-turn on network discovery, file and printer sharing, public folder sharing at the Advanced Sharing Settings, and disable password-protected sharing
-both computers are in the same workgroup
-disabled the limitation of blank passwords in the group policy editor
NOTHING WORKED. (firewall might not be the reason, because I use Windows Firewall, and it's configured to enable sharing)
What username/password do I have to enter, or how could I access the resources without a password? Thanks in advance for your help.
Try this adjustment on the XP machine. This usually works to get rid of the password prompt.
Goto... Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options
Scroll down to... Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts
Select... Guest only and not Classic.
hi skript kiddie here
administrator account was locked
user account password for the admin is denied.
i locked my computer because family members where accesing it during inappropriate times.
administrator password is denied, it has either expired or changed,
i need this account becuase of system changes that need supervised
have tried CMD
and other related links peoplehave suggested.
all come up blank
NOTE: please be conciderate about what links you post because parental controls is enabled.
Originally Posted by skript kiddie
hi skript kiddie here
administrator account was locked
now the user account password for the admin is denied and iam not able to
reach your link because of parental controls any suggestions?
My computer eas locked because family members where accesing it during REM time
now the administrator password is continully not working as it has either expired or changed,
i need this sccount becuase of system changes that need supervising have tried CMD
and other such efectivities all come up blank
also having hard time following and links because of parental control
There are several methods here.
Reset User Account Password
Using PCLogin now is effective - simply boot from cd, select o/s, next, select the account, next, tick password is empty, next, no when it asks if you want to change anything else - remove cd, reboot.
If you have anything encrypted , you may then have trouble without the password, otherwise, should be fine.
Hope it helps
Hi - I went to sign on to my daughter's computer in which I have activated some parental controls, just to find that my password had expired. How can I get around this? It won't accept my old password a nd I have no idea of how to get through. I'm a novice!
I am getting the message "The password of this user has expired." when I try to access another computer's shared drives. Both computer's are on Windows 2000 SP1. These two computers are using a workgroup. I can access shared folders one way, but not the other way. I checked to make sure the user profile is not disabled on the PC that is not sharing.
This set-up was working fine for the last two months or so, and all of the sudden we're getting this error message. No programs were loaded on either PC.
Note: When I first set this small LAN up, I had to have the motherboard replaced because the onboard NIC was bad. I am suspicious of the NIC, but since I am able to share files from the other computer, I'm not sure what to check. HELP!
If you have administrative tools installed, go in there. Should be under the start, programs folder. If it's not there, go into control panel, and open it. Click computer management, local users and groups, local users, then right click the name of the person who's computer your accessing from your system, and click properties. Check the password never expires box, then apply, then ok, and try again. If that don't work, go back in there, remove the checkmark, and click the one stating they need to make a new password on next login. Log them off, then back on, change the password, then try again.
I have a Windows 7 Professional O.S. running on an OptiPlex 760 desktop. When I turn the machine on, it begins to load win7 and gets to a screen asking me to reset my password. "Your password has expired and must be changed." There is 1 blank entry box for my account password, a 2nd for the new password, and a third to confirm the new password.
When I try and update the password, it says "Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied." I can not get around this update password box. It even appears when I try and go into safe mode.
I do not have my administrative account visible, it is hidden.
Is there a way using the system recovery disk, or through Safe Mode recovery options recovery tools, where I can get to the command prompt where I can do the following?
From the CLI I would like to be able to either remove that user account password, or at least change and update that password so that I can log on.
Maybe even make my administrator account visible from the CLI, but I don't think I would get to the user accounts page that shows all the users at once at this point. So I really need to change that password.
Incidentally, that user account is a standard account with NO account password, and it is set to auto-login.
ANOTHER idea is that from the CLI instead of resetting the user password, I could go in and disable the feature that asks m... Read more
Is you computer on a network?
Try this, from the Cmd Prompt/admin type in sfc /scannow and let us know what you get.
New Dell OptiPlex 7010 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, originally setup in one office on a domain then moved to another location out of state 2 months ago, is suddenly giving "Your password has expired and must be changed" when it boots up, with no other options available, not even to switch user or shut down. The user account that has always used this computer has never had password expiration turned on in AD so not sure how it would have suddenly gotten that idea into its policy. If I attempt to go ahead and change the password it gives an access denied error because obviously it can't connect to the DC due to being offsite: "Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied."
The only way I can work on this machine is via Logmein so in the morning I'm going to walk the user through booting into Safe Mode to see if they can login as the local Administrator account and if successful have them make sure the security policy is set to password never expires.
In the meantime, would any of you have any other ideas? Much thanks in advance.
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