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Hey all, I have seen this question internally a few times - how can I configure a user account that I add to my XP Embedded image to have a non-expiring password? This topic has been added to the XP Embedded SP2 documentation, but in the meantime I thought I would go ahead and post the information here for anyone who needs it in the meantime:
By default, when you add user accounts to your image, the user is prompted to change the password 15 days before it will expire. In some types of deployments, it is not feasible or desirable for end-users to change passwords. You can create a custom security template that turns off password expiration and add it to your image so that it runs during First Boot Agent.
Note Weak passwords are a potential security vulnerability and can allow hackers access to your system. It is always advised to configure all user accounts with strong passwords.
To remove password expiration from User Accounts