On Windows 10 Home, I want to permanently disable the archaic policy of periodic forced password changes. However, the standard technique doesn't seem to be working for me as I end up with a screen saying the Local Users and Groups snapin is unavailable. Is there a workaround?
Microsoft has very carefully omitted in Windows Home all the GUI elements for managing user accounts attributes such as password expiration time.
One method is left, using the Command Prompt (cmd) that is run as Administrator.
Enter the command:
wmic UserAccount where Name='USER-NAME' set PasswordExpires=False
If this works correctly, you will get the acknowledgement:
Updating property(s) of '\DESKTOP-8SEHR4O\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_UserAccount.Domain="COMPUTER-NAME",Name="USER-NAME"'
Property(s) update successful.