34 thoughts on “Windows Server: Change User Password Via Remote Desktop”

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

  2. 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”

  3. 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 ……….


  4. 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

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

  6. 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.



    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.


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


  9. 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…

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

  11. I believe windows server 2012 R2 is different. It doens’t have a Windows Security panel.

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