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DisablePasswordChange

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Prevents the computer from changing its account password automatically.

By default, Windows 2000 automatically changes the password on the local computer account at regular intervals. You can prevent automatic changes by setting the value of this entry to 1. A value of 1 still permits you to change the computer account password manually or with a program.

The time between automatic password changes depends on the value of the MaximumPasswordAge entry. The default value is 30 days.

Value

Meaning

0

Windows 2000 automatically changes the computer account password at regular intervals.

1

Windows 2000 never changes the computer account password.

Tip

This entry prevents the local computer from sending a password change to the domain controller. To prevent the domain controller from accepting any changes, set the value of the RefusePasswordChange entry to 1.

Caution

Disabling automatic password changes can make the system more vulnerable to malicious access. Frequent password changes can be a significant safeguard for your system.

Related Entries

RefusePasswordChange

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