Re: Group and user security policies in Vista Home Premium
I set up three password protected accounts on a new Dell system. We started
getting prompted to change our passwords about a month afterwards. I found
some password settings in the registry at "HKLM\software\microsoft\windows
nt\currentversion\winlogon" but there were no parameters to manage aging.
Parameters to control aging can be set with the "net accounts" command.
What I'm still trying to verify is Dell's claim that the missing files
indicate my OS install is corrupted, or if those files are not included in
Home Premium by design.
> If it helps at all...Group Policy is not supported in Vista Home Premium. I
> wouldn't have thought that Home Premium even had password aging. I haven't
> been prompted to change my password in the > 6 months that I've been running
> it (of course, maybe it's set to be longer than 6 months). Where did you
> find the setting?
> "POPTOPP" <POPTOPP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I've been working with Dell support to try to figure out a way to disable
> > password aging in Vista Home Premium. They've concluded that since
> > certain
> > MMC console documents are missing or non-functional (such as gpedit,
> > lusrmgr,
> > and secpol) that the OS has been corrupted and a complete reinstall is
> > required.
> > In an earlier post, Jesper hinted that some account management features
> > have
> > been removed from Home Premium and the work around is to use the NET
> > ACCOUNTS
> > command.
> > Can anyone confirm that by design that gpedit, gpmc, lusrmgt,
> > printmanagement, and secpol are unsupported MMC stubs in Home Premium.
> > Obviously, a reinstall is non-trivial event.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Jeff