Fixing Network Error 2242 in Microsoft® Windows®
Find out what network error 2242 is in Windows system and how to eliminate the issues leading to such errors.
Network is defined as a connection of more than one computer that gives you access to other connections in your system to communicate with other systems. But, it is possible that some hackers may attempt to access your network. So, you need to secure the network with a strong password. After assigning the password, you need to enter the password and user name each time you are going to open the network. But, the network password may sometimes get expired. With this, you may get the network error 2242 displayed as you enter the password. You may not be capable to perform any network tasks until you change your password. The issue takes place after a long period of use. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. One among the possible reasons includes the local user has limited the expiry date of the account and forgot to change the password before a particular date.
Here are some tips to eliminate the issues leading to network error 2242 in Windows:
- Configure network
- Change registry settings
- Change password at frequent intervals
You can try configuring the network to resolve the network error 2242 in Windows. For this, you need to go to the Start menu of the system and type lusrmgr.msc in the Run command box. This opens up the Local Users and Groups administration panel. In the panel, you need to select 'Users' displayed in its left side. You need to then double-click your user account displayed in the list. You can then see the 'Password never expires' checkbox. Just ensure that the check box is marked. With this, you can never get the network error 2242 in Windows.
Change registry settings
You can attempt to make some changes in the system registry to fix the network error 2242 in Windows. For this, you need to open the Windows registry at first by typing 'regedit' in the Start menu. If you get the PasswordExpiryWarning key included in the registry, then you need to modify it. Otherwise, you need to create it. For this, you need to get the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and get the SOFTWARE tab. Next step is to navigate to the Microsoft tab and under WindowsNT and Current Version, get the Winlogon. You need to then enter the number of days before password expires and then select the appropriate decimal or hexadecimal radio button.
The best possible method to avoid the network error 2242 in Windows is to change the password in frequent intervals. This is good to ensure the network security. You can try changing the network password in a time interval of 14 days, which is the default interval for most network connections.
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