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If you need to reset the password for a user account that you use to access a Windows machine through Microsoft Remote Desktop, you can typically follow these steps:
Method 1: Resetting Password Locally (If You Have Physical or Remote Access to the Machine)
Physically or Remotely Access the Machine: You need some form of access to the Windows machine, either physically or through another remote access method (e.g., TeamViewer, AnyDesk) if you don't have access via Remote Desktop.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete: If you are accessing the machine directly or through a remote access tool, press
Ctrl+Alt+Delete to access the security options.
Select "Change a Password": Click on "Change a password" option.
Enter Old and New Password: Provide the old password and the new password that you want to set for your user account. Re-enter the new password to confirm it.
Save Changes: Click "OK" or "Change password" to save the changes.
Log Out and Log Back In: If you are currently logged into the machine, it's a good practice to log out and log back in with your new password to ensure it works.
Method 2: Resetting Password Remotely (If You Cannot Physically Access the Machine)
If you don't have physical access to the machine, you may need to reset the password using an administrator account or a password reset tool. Here's how:
Use an Administrator Account: If you have access to an administrator account on the remote machine, you can often reset a user's password from the Control Panel or through the Local Users and Groups console. Here's how:
- Open the Control Panel.
- Navigate to "User Accounts" or "User Accounts and Family Safety."
- Choose "User Accounts" again.
- Select "Manage another account."
- Click on the user account for which you want to reset the password.
- Choose "Change the password."
- Follow the prompts to reset the password.
Password Reset Tool: If you don't have access to an administrator account or if the above methods do not work, you may need to use a password reset tool designed for Windows. These tools can be used to reset passwords for user accounts when you don't have administrative access. However, be aware that using such tools may require physical access to the machine or special permissions, and they should only be used for legitimate and authorized purposes.