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How do I change the Administrator password on a Windows server?

Follow these steps to change the Administrator password on a Window Server.

Method For changing Administrator password on Windows Server 2012R2:

Step 1.

First, you are required to log into the server using Remote Desktop Connection from a Windows PC.

Step 2.

When the remote connection is successful, you need to right-click on the Start button on the bottom left corner of the screen. Next, you need to click on the Computer Management button.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.1.

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Figure 1.1.

Method for changing Administrator password on Windows Server 2016/2019

Step 1.

Open Server Manager on your remote desktop.

Step 2.

Click on the Tools button in the top right corner of the Server Manager window.

Step 3.

Click on Computer Management from the Tools drop-down menu.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.2.

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Figure 1.2

Step 4.

Next, in the sidebar on the left side of the Computer Management window look for the option Local Users and Groups.

Expand the option using the arrow next to the title and click on the option that says, Users.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.3.

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Figure 1.3

Step 5.

In the Users panel, right-click on the option titled Administrator and choose the Set Password option.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.4.

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Figure 1.4

Step 5.

Next, a warning dialog box will pop up on the screen. Click on the Proceed button at the bottom to move ahead.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.5.

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Figure 1.5

Step 6.

Type the new password in the Set Password for Administrator window. 

Step 7.

Enter the password again to confirm. Click OK to save the new password.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.6

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Figure 1.6

The password will be changed after this step.

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