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Changing a Password from a Remote Windows Computer
Article ID: 149176 - View products that this article applies to.
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You can change a Windows User Account password that is on any Windows computer from any other Windows computer regardless of whether the User Account is on a workstation, a stand-alone server, or a Windows domain controller. Additionally, it makes no difference whether the password being changed from a workstation, a stand-alone server, or a Windows domain controller.
You do not have to be logged on from the User Account Database that contains the Username, and you do not have to be currently logged on with that Username. This procedure is especially useful if you want to change your password in a User Account Database or security accounts manager (SAM) that is not in your default logon domain.
To change your password:
The user receive the following error messages:
System error 2242 has occurred.
The password of this user has expired.
From NET HELPMSG 2242:
Your password has expired. You will not be able to perform any network tasks until you change your password.
ACTION To change your password, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then select Change Password.
Article ID: 149176 - Last Review: February 21, 2007 - Revision: 2.2