Feb 202008
 

Users occasionally forget their passwords to their local user accounts. You can manually reset a user’s password.This tutorial will explain how to reset users password in Windows 2003/XP/2000.


Reset a local user account password for Windows XP/2000 Professional

click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

Once you opened the Computer Management (Local)—>System Tools—>Local Users and Groups–>click Users.

In the details pane, right-click the user name, and then click Set Password

Read the warning message, and then, if you want to continue, click Proceed.

In New password and in Confirm password, type a new password, and then click OK.

NOTE:- To perform above procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

Reset a domain user account password for Windows Server 2003/2000

click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

In the console tree Active Directory Users and Computers/Domain name/ click on Users

In the details pane, right-click the user name, and then click Reset Password.

Type a new password in New Password and in Confirm New Password, and then click OK.

NOTE:- To perform above procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

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