How to force Windows 10 users to change their password

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Windows 10 is a very secure operating system, but despite its security, sometimes the user makes their Windows more insecure than other operating systems. The user is the one who determines the security of the operating system.

Things like updating the antivirus, changing the password or browsing safe sites are tasks that are not usually done regularly. However, there are things that as system administrators we can force users to do, such as changing their password.

If you really have careless users, with this little trick you can do that from time to time, all the users of your Windows 10 update or change their password every certain number of days

Group Policies allow us to force a user to change their password from time to time

To carry out this restriction or obligation to users, we have to press the Windows key + R and the Run window will open. In this window we write the following: gpedit.msc and click the OK button.

After this a sale with two columns or spaces will appear, this window it's called Local Group Policy Editor and with this we can control everything that our users do or can do. To control the password we have to go to the following section: Computer Configuration> Windows Settings> Security Settings> Account Policies> Password Policy. 

On the right we will see several options, we double click on Maximum password Age and the window will appear to modify the days that this password can be used. We mark the days that we want and click OK. We went out and now Users will be asked to change their password from time to time, specifically the time that we have marked. With this small action we make the users of our Windows 10 be more careful with their passwords and with the security of our operating system.


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