Prevent system maintenance of computer account password

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options


Determines whether the computer account password should be prevented from being reset every week.

As a part of Windows 2000 security, computer account passwords are changed automatically every seven days. If this policy is enabled, the machine is prevented from requesting a weekly password change.

If this policy is disabled, a new password for the computer account will be generated every week.

This policy is defined by default in Local Computer Policy where it is disabled by default.

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This option cannot be used in Windows 2000 to support dual boots using the same computer account. On Windows 2000, if you want to dual boot two builds joined to the same domain, the builds should have different computer names.