How to Change Your Password in Windows Server 2008

How Do I Change Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server?

 

The following guide will show you how the Administrator password for Windows Server 2008 can be updated.

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Changing Your Windows Server 2008 Password Through the Control Panel

 

  1. Connect to the server
    a. For Windows you can refer to the following guide: How to Connect to Your Server via RDP
    b. If you need to Remote Desktop into Mac then follow this guide: How to RDP into your Windows Server from a Mac
  2. Open the Control Panel – Start Menu > Control Panel

 

Showing the Control Panel in Windows Server 2008

 

  1. Click on “User Accounts”

 

Showing the User Account location in the Windows Server 2008 Control Panel

 

  1. Click Change your Windows password

 

Showing the Change your Windows password option in Windows 2008 Control Panel

 

  1. Click Change your password

 

Showing the Change your password location in Windows Server 2008 Control Panel

 

  1. Enter your old password into the Current Password text box. Then enter your new password into the successive two text boxes
  2. Click the Change password button

 

Showing the Change your password form in Windows Server 2008

 

Changing Your Windows Server 2008 Password Through the Command Line

The fastest way to change your Windows Server 2008 password would be via the command line. This works under all circumstances.

 

  1. Open PowerShell through the taskbar
  2. Replace the command:

 

 

with (items in <> require input)

 

 

For example:

 

 

Just hit enter and your new password will be set.


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