Change Password in Windows Server 2012

:::Update:::

So I've figured it out...as I suspected it isn't intuitive IMO. But here it goes:

Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage another account -> Select Account -> Change Password

The "Manage another account" is what got me last time!

Enjoy!

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So I just installed Windows Server 2012. I was struggling with the simplest concept, how to change my current password on my user account. Seems that the old CTRL+ALT+DELETE -> Change Password is no longer available?



To get around the issue you can use one of the following methods:

Method 1:

Click Start ->Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Expand Local Users and Computers -> Expand Users -> Right Click <username> -> Click "Set Password".

Method 2: 
 

Launch PowerShell -> type in  LUSRMGR.MSC -> Expand Users -> Right Click <username> -> Click "Set Password".


I suspect there is a better way but it doesn't seem very intuitive. If you have a better way please post a reply, but this is how I resolved the issue.

Comments

  1. It's still there; remember CTL-ALT-END to send CTL-ALT-DLT into an RDP session.

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    1. thank you.
      CTL-ALT-END works going to that first RDP session.
      In my example, a termindal server.

      From the terminal server, to anothr machine RDP session - what then? CTL-ALT-END doesn't seem to work.

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  2. For those people dealing with clients that cant send the CTL-ALT-END shortcut I have finally found a VBScript that can open the Windows Security screen.

    To create the file:
    notepad cad.vbs

    The contents of the file:

    set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
    objshell.WindowsSecurity


    To run the file:
    cscript cad.vbs

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  4. An easier method is to use the "on screen keyboard "
    Run osk.exe
    Hold ctrl-alt on the top-level machine and click 'del' in the nested "on screen keyboard"

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  5. Great Explanation and more useful for anyone.Thanks for sharing...
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