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Update - another way to configure an XP Embedded user account to have a non-expiring password

Update - another way to configure an XP Embedded user account to have a non-expiring password

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Hey all, I posted an article earlier this week describing how to create a custom security template to configure user accounts to not have expiring passwords.  I got a comment on that article indicating that there is an easier way to do this in certain situations.  The net.exe tool has a command line you can use to set this for you.  Here are the steps you would need to follow to get this to work for XP Embedded:

  1. Include the Net.exe Utility in your image in Target Designer
  2. Create a component with a single generic command (or just add a new generic command to the Extra Resources section of your image)
  3. Configure the generic command to run net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited

Thanks to Alexander Suhovey for the heads up on this one!

 

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