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Prevent Standard Accounts from Changing Password in Windows 11

September 1st, 2022 by Admin

Look for a way to restrict standard users from changing their own password? How can I disable change password option in the Settings app? If you’re ready to create a standard local account to share a PC with your family or friends, it’s advisable to restrict them from changing the password without your permission. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to prevent standard accounts from changing password in Windows 11.

Method 1: Prevent Standard Accounts from Changing Password via lusrmgr. msc

  1. Press the Windows key + R together to launch the Run box. Type lusrmgr.msc and then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Local Users and Groups MMC snap-in. If you’re logged in as a standard account, it will prompt you to enter admin password.

  2. In the left pane, expand Local Users and Groups and click Users. Double-click the standard user which you want to disable the password change option for.

  3. Tick the box next to “User cannot change password“. Click Apply and then OK.

  4. When other people sign in to your PC with that standard account, open the Settings app and navigate to Accounts -> Sign-in options -> Password, they will find the Change button is greyed out.

Method 2: Prevent Standard Accounts from Changing Password via Windows Terminal

  1. Right-click the Start button on the taskbar and choose “Windows Terminal (Admin)“.

  2. Run the following command to prevent a user from changing password. Replace user_name with the actual user name of your standard local account.
    net user "user_name" /PasswordChg:No

  3. The standard user account should be unable to change its own password without admin password.

That’s it.