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Making sure that the password of your user account does not expire on Windows 10 IoT

Once upon a time, I was developing an IoT prototype on a Windows 10 IoT device that does not have any display port. Therefore, the only way to work with that device is to use Microsoft Remote Desktop. After using it for some time, I switched to another Raspberry Pi project of higher priority.

When I came back to this Windows based device, the password of the user account had expired. As a result of that, Windows Remote Desktop Connection Manager denied access to the device. Since that was the only user account for me to access the device, I had to start all over again with another device.

After this incident, I make it a point to configure my user account with a password that never expires.

In order to have a reference in the future, I created this post to document the steps to do so on Windows 10 IoT.

First, type lusrmgr.msc in windows search:

using windows search to find lusrmgr.msc in Windows 10 IoT

After you press enter, the user management console will appear:

lusrmgr management console on Windows 10 IoT

Right-click on the user account that you want to configure and click on Properties:

right-clicked on admin user in lusrmgr.msc Windows 10 IoT

Once the Properties window appear, check the Password never expires option:

showing properties of admin user in Windows 10 IoT with Password never expires being set

When you are done, click Apply and then Ok to make sure that the password of your user account does not expire.

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Clivant a.k.a Chai Heng enjoys composing software and building systems to serve people. He owns techcoil.com and hopes that whatever he had written and built so far had benefited people. All views expressed belongs to him and are not representative of the company that he works/worked for.

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