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

Follow the steps below to change the user password on a Windows Server

There are three methods to change the password on Windows Server.

Method 1.

Step 1.

First, press the keys ctrl+alt+end at the same time on the keyboard of your computer.

Step 2.

A window will appear on the screen with the option “Change Password”. Click to proceed.

Step 3.

Next, the Change Password dialog box will appear on the screen. To change the password, enter your current password. Then enter the new password two times.

Please note: Campus password faculty members and staff members are required to be at least 8 characters in length. The new password must not be similar to a previous password and must contain at least 3 of these characters:

  • A lowercase alphabet
  • An uppercase alphabet
  • A number
  • A special character or symbol

Step 4.

After that, you need to click on the arrow button which will be next to the previous password box.
The password change will be completed after this step.

Step 5.

Next, you need to logout or sign out of the computer account and login again. This is to verify if the password change has been successful.

Method 2.

Step 1.

Open the Notepad on your computer.

Step 2.

Paste or type the following VBScript in the Notepad

Set objShell = CreateObject(“Shell.Application”)

objShell.WindowsSecurity()

Step 3.

Click on File from the top bar in the Notepad window.

Step 4.

Use your mouse to select the Save As option.

Step 5.

A window will open where you will be required to choose the destination folder for the file to be saved. Choose the desktop as the destination folder.

Step 6.

Next, change the name of the file to Password Change.vbs.

Step 7.

After that, click on the Save button.

Step 8.

Next, you need to close the Notepad and go to the desktop on your computer. Look for the file that says Password Change.vbs and open it by double-clicking on it.

Step 9.

When you open the file, the Change Password dialog box will appear on the screen.

Step 10.

To change the password, enter your current password. Then enter your new password two times to verify it.

Please note: Campus password faculty members and staff members are required to be at least 8 characters in length. The new password must not be similar to a previous password and must contain at least 3 of these characters:

  • A lowercase alphabet
  • An uppercase alphabet
  • A number
  • A special character or symbol

Step 11.

After that, you need to click on the arrow button which will be next to the previous password box.

The password change will be completed after this step.

Step 12.

Next, you need to logout or sign out of the computer account and login again. This is to verify if the password change has been successful.

Method 3.

In order to change the password of the local account, use the following steps.

Step 1.

Click on the Start button on the bottom left corner of the screen and open Settings from the left bar.

Step 2.

In the Settings windows, click on the Accounts option.

Step 3.

Next, you need to click on the Sign-in options tab from the sidebar on the left.

Step 4.

Under the heading Manage how you sign in to your device, click on the Password option.

Step 5.

Next, click on the Change button below the Password option.

This has been illustrated in Figure 1.1

  1. Click the Change button.
User password on a Windows server
Figure 1.1

Step 6.

Enter your current password to confirm your identity.

Step 7.

Click on the Next button to create a new password for the local account.

Step 8.

Now, enter your new password and confirm it.

Step 9.

Type a hint for your new password to help you remember it in case you forget your password. Type a hint that is not easy for other people to decipher.

Step 10.

Click on the Next button to complete changing password.

Step 11.

Click on the Finish button to save your new password.

The password in your local account will be changed after you complete the above mentioned steps.

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