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How to Remove Change Password Option on a Windows 7 Computer When Ctrl+Alt+Del is Pressed?

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

By default Windows 7 allows all users to change their passwords on their own. This configuration might be ideal in home environment or for any small scale industry. However if a Windows 7 computer is used in medium to large scale industry administrators would not want users to change their passwords themselves by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. On the contrary they would like to manage this feature using group policies. If in any industry Windows 7 computer is running in a workgroup environment administrators can remove Change Password option when Ctrl+Alt+Del keys are pressed by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to the computer with administrator account.
  2. Click on Start button.
  3. At the bottom of start menu in search box type gpedit.msc command and press enter key.
  4. On the opened Local Group Policy Editor snap-in under User Configuration expand Administrative Templates and then expand System.
  5. Click on Ctrl+Alt+Del Options and from the right pane double click on Remove Change Password.
  6. On the opened box select Enabled radio button and click on Ok button to accept your configuration.
  7. Close Local Group Policy Editor snap-in and open Command Prompt.
  8. On the command window type gpupdate /force command to update your current computer configuration with latest settings.
  9. Close Command Prompt.

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With the help of above configuration administrators can only remove Change Password option when Ctrl+Alt+Del keys are pressed. Users will still be able to change their passwords by going to Control Panel.