Change Windows user password using Remote Desktop application

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This solution is for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Using a Remote Desktop connection is possible to modify the password for any user accounts defined on the remote computer.
The steps to do that are:

  1. Create a Remote Desktop connection to the computer on which is defined the user account;
  2. On the remote computer open Windows Security window (CTRL + ALT + DEL  does not work in the remote session, unless there is direct access to the computer and it is not used the Windows Welcome Screen) via Start -> Windows Security;  the solution for activating Windows Security window in Windows is described here;

    Windows Security Form

    Windows Security Form

  3. On the Windows Security Form select the Change Password option;

    Windows Change Password Form

    Windows Change Password Form

  4. In the Change Password Form Insert the user name for which you want to change the password (any user accounts defined on that computer)
  5. Insert old password;
  6. Define new password;
  7. Save the form data and if everything is ok you will receive a confirmation message “Your password has been changed.”


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