For Windows home users, having a login password is not absolutely necessary if the physical access to the device is restricted. Also, anyone running automated tests with login, you may want to enable login automatically without being prompted for a password. Learn how to remove user password for a local user from windows command prompt.
Remove user account password from command prompt
Net user does not support much password related operations. So we use WMIC command for this purpose.
wmic useraccount where name='loginId' set PasswordRequired=false
Before removing password
c:\>net user test1 | findstr "Password" Password last set 5/8/2019 8:02:07 PM Password expires 8/6/2019 8:02:07 PM Password changeable 5/8/2019 8:02:07 PM Password required Yes
Now run the command to remove password
c:\>wmic useraccount where name='test1' set PasswordRequired=false
Now check using ‘net user’ again
c:\>net user test1 | findstr "Password" Password last set 5/8/2019 8:04:12 PM Password expires 8/6/2019 8:04:12 PM Password changeable 5/8/2019 8:04:12 PM Password required No
Note that the WMIC command to remove password should be run run from elevated administrator command prompt. From a normal command prompt, it throws the below error.
C:\>wmic useraccount where name='test1' set PasswordRequired=false Updating property(s) of '\\MYPC\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_UserAccount.Domain="MYPC",Name="test1"' ERROR: Description = Generic failure
Remove password for all user accounts
This can be done with a slight change to the command shown previously. Just remove the ‘where’ clause and it should update it for all users on the computer.
wmic useraccount set PasswordRequired=false
How to enable back the password
wmic useraccount where name='test1' set PasswordRequired=true