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1 Reza Rahmati February 21, 2009 at 6:11 am

Thank u.It was so useful.

2 ahmed anwer February 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

thank you very much
that was helpfull

3 Malayali Community May 28, 2009 at 6:05 am

Thanks a lot.
Very helpful information to change server password from remote.

4 metal June 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

If you are using remote desktop press only right ALT + DEL

5 BIT June 14, 2009 at 2:52 pm

same here thank you so much.

6 Ira July 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Older Windows server software requires that you find “Windows Security” this way:

–When logged in remotely to a Windows box, the password change using CTRL-ALT-DELETE will not work.

— Windows Change Password: Windows Password Change:

— Start->Settings->Windows Security
— Press “Change Password”
— Enter old password and the new password twice in the text boxes
— Press “OK”

7 Andrew June 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for sharing this information. Very useful!

8 M. Danish August 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

Thanks a lot for such a useful information. Certainly saved my time and efforts.

9 Pradhap January 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks a lot for such a usefull information.

10 David January 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Thanks to all. Ira’s info was especially helpful to me just now.
Thanks again!

11 Payal shah March 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

thank you very much for sharing information

12 ravi March 31, 2011 at 9:33 am

i forgot my admin password for my remote server(windows 2003) how can i change or reset password.any windows command using telnet commands for password change please . any one suggest me ……….


13 Janet April 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

CTRL+ALT+END in RDP does the same thing.

14 newage BoFH July 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

So.. I hit like 10 different sites before coming to yours. Being an old school Unix admin for a large company I am forced to use MS products. My admin account is maintained in MS AD and a password change requirement just arose. So, I telecommute and I have my standard account on a Windows connection via VPN. Sure, ctrl + alt + end works great.. to the first RDP. I needed to change my admin account pass and wasn’t about to log off of my standard session due to the vast amount of junk I always have opened. Trying to find a simple solution to a simple problem started to prve to be not so simple.. Until I stumbled in here. Thank you for this as it just helped to preserve the sliver of sanity I have left..

newage BoFH

15 Sandeep October 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

Thanks a lot all the info given here works.. it is really nice info and things to learn. Thanks a ton.

16 raghuraman g.t October 10, 2011 at 6:20 am

Thanks a lot..

17 Amit Aggarwal October 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Very Useful information…thanks a lot

18 Kashif November 13, 2011 at 5:56 am

thanks a lot

19 Dave February 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks Vivek,

This was very helpful.
As an alternate to (1.Click on “Start”, “Administrative Tools”, then “Computer Management”), you can
1.Click on “Start”, right-click on “Computer”, then select “Manage” to find the same “Local Users and Groups” options, which was the way I had to do this under a Windows 7 client attempting to adjust a remote Windows 7 host.


20 Paulina February 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm


I am unable to connect using RDP from another computer, due to missing my user name and password of my computer. am not with my computer at the moment but have my RDP enter from other computer but need to reset my username and password. Please help me on HOW TO CHANGE USER NAME AND PASSWORD FROM RDP. I NEED TO GET TO MY DESKTOP TO CHANGE THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD.. PLEASE i NEED STEPS TO GAIN THIS BACK.


21 Larry Geiger March 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

It was staring me in the face and I didn’t see it until I read this.


22 I Ribeiro April 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Ira answered it correctly, thanks

23 Balaji May 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

Many thanks Janet

24 rose May 15, 2012 at 9:58 am

Thanks a lot, saved a lot of time rather than calling IT.

25 Chandrasekaran Raju May 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Thanks a lot…

26 Shiva July 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

Nice, Simple and precise…Thanks for posting this…


27 Bunny Foo Foo August 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

You are a beautiful person for sharing this valuable information.

28 akhtar August 12, 2012 at 6:34 am

Help me…
I not know what’s my pc username and password
How can I remote my pc , or any toturial for I unsecured remote control of pc please…

29 Guenther Schmitz December 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

how would a user do this on a terminal server server with windows server 2012?


30 Guenther Schmitz December 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

just found it …

try this: “CTRL + ALT + END” …

31 RoshanJ November 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

This is the only thing works for me. Thank you so much…

32 mash January 16, 2014 at 12:36 am

you’re the man dude thanks

33 Rain October 8, 2014 at 12:47 am

The steps to change password using RD connection works for me. Thank you for this very good information.

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