Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10  

    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10

    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10

    How to Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    25 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10

    information   Information
    For security or as needed, you might want to require a local account to change their password the next time they sign-in to Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to require a local account to change their password the next time they sign-in to Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to require a user must change password at next logon.

    Note   Note
    When you enable user must change password at next logon for a local account, it will also enable password expiration for this local account.


    EXAMPLE: "The user's password must be changed before signing in" at sign-in
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    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10-password_expiration_at_sign-3.jpg Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10-password_expiration_at_sign-4.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type lusrmgr.msc into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Local Users and Groups.
    Note   Note
    Local Users and Groups is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.


    2. Click/tap on Users in the left pane of Local Users and Groups. (see screenshot below step 3)

    3. Right click or press and hold on the name (ex: "Brink2") of the local account you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10-user_must_change_password_at_next_logon-1.jpg

    4. In the General tab, check the User must change password at next logon box, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    User must change password at next logon will be grayed out if the Password never expires box is checked.


    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10-user_must_change_password_at_next_logon-2.jpg

    5. When finished, you can close Local Users and Groups if you like.
    Note   Note
    The User must change password at next logon box for this local account will automatically get cleared (unchecked) after they change their password at sign-in, but password expiration will still remain enabled for this local account unless you disable it (if wanted) later.




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Hydrate's Avatar
    Posts : 124
    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit
       #1

    This helps for compromised machines especially after removing malware, forcing passwords to be updated for standard user accounts or other Administrator accounts as a SysAdmin.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #2

    Thanks for this. Is there a way to adjust this setting through PowerShell or DSC?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,940
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
    Thread Starter
       #3

    NateSticco said:
    Thanks for this. Is there a way to adjust this setting through PowerShell or DSC?

    Hello Nate, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not aware of a way. Hopefully someone else may know if there is.
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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