If you have set up a user account to share with your friend or family and want to prevent other users from changing their user account passwords in Windows 11/10/8/7, this post will help you. For example, we have created a new password-protected account named “Family” on my Windows PC.
By default, the “Family” user account password can be changed by entering the current password by a user if he/she has access to your PC. If you want to prevent the “Family” user account from changing the account password, it is possible with the built-in option in Windows 11/10/8/7. This post will guide you on to prevent a user from changing Logon Password in Windows 10/8/7.
Note: Before proceeding with steps, please note that these methods work only for standard user accounts. This means you can’t restrict an Admin user from changing his password. When you try to restrict the administrator account password change, you will receive the following error message:-
“This operation is disallowed as it could result in an administrator account being disabled, deleted, or unable to logon.”
Prevent a User from Changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7
- Restrict a User from changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7 using Lusrmgr (Local Users and Groups)
- Prevent a User from Changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7 using Computer Management
How to restrict a User from changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7 using Lusrmgr (Local Users and Groups)?
Note: Lusrmgr.msc is not a part of the Windows 11/10 Home edition. If you are still using Windows 11/10 Home edition, first enable the Local User and Group Management (Lusrmgr.msc), then proceed with the further steps.
If you want to prevent a user from changing the Logon password in Windows 11/10/8/7, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Launch the Run command box by pressing the
Step 2. Type the following command in the Run box and hit the
Step 3. Lusrmgr (Local Users and Groups) window opens.
Step 4. In the Local User and Groups window, click on
Step 5. Right-click on the user account to prevent users from changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7. For instance, we want to restrict the “Family” user account from changing the password. Right-click on the “Family” user account and select
Step 6. User Properties window opens. In the
Step 7. Click
Once the above steps are completed, if the user tries to change the password, User Account Control Panel will show an error “Windows cannot change the password.”
How to Prevent a User from Changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7 using Computer Management?
To prevent a User from changing Logon Password in Windows 11/10/8/7 using Computer Management, perform the following recommended steps:-
Step 1. Press and hold the
Step 2. In the Run command box, type the following and press the
Step 3. The Computer Management window opens.
Step 5. You will see the Users and Groups folder icons on the right-side pane.
Step 6. Double-click the
Step 7. Right-click on the User name for which you want to restrict password changing. Select the
Step 8. The Properties window of the selected User account opens.
Step 9. In the
Step 10. Click the
Once you perform the above steps, a user should be restricted from changing their Logon password in Windows 11/10/8/7. If you want to restrict more than one user password, you need to repeat the steps.
You might also be interested in our guide on enabling or disabling the Administrator account in Windows 11/10.