Set Password for <User> Dialog Box - Help
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
To keep protected information secure, after a password is reset on a local user account, some types of information are no longer accessible, including the following:
E-mail that is encrypted with the user's public key
Internet passwords that are saved on the computer
Files that the user has encrypted
If you want to avoid this type of data loss, do not reset a user's password. When you create a new local user account, have the user create a password reset disk. Then, if the user forgets the password, the password reset disk can be used to reset the password without data loss. If a user forgets the password to a domain user account, the password must be reset manually.