Windows Server 2012,2016,2019,2022 Password Change

Windows Server 2012 Change Administrator & User Password after Login

Changing Windows Server passwords regularly that is a good habit for us to guarantee data safe. Moreover, we have to back up password to another place in case forget it. Here are three ways provided for you:

  • Control Panel
  • Computer Management
  • Command Prompt

Change Windows Server 2012 admin & user account via Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel, click on Change account type.

change account type

Step 2: Choose the admin or user account you would like to change.

choose user account

Step 3: Click on Change the password.

change the password

Step 4: Input your current password and re-type new password. After that, set up a password hint for it. Then click on the Change password button to restart your computer.

change administrator password



Change Windows Server 2012 admin & user account via Computer Management

Step 1: Press Windows and click on Computer Management from the menu.

computer management

Step 2: In the Computer Manager window, navigate to System Tool > Local Users and Groups Users. Then you can find your target administrator or user account in the right pane. Then you can simply right-click on it and select the Set Password.

set password

In the popup dialog, type your new password to change Windows Server login password. After that, don't forget to restart your machine.


Change Windows Server 2012 admin & user account Password via Command Prompt

Compared with the two methods above, change Windows Server password with Command Prompt is easier that only one command line need to run.

To get started, you need to press Windows + X to open the power user menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt admin

In the new popup windows, input the following command line and hit Enter key.

net user [username] [password]

When it shows "The command completed successfully", it means you can log into Windows Server 2012 with new password.

change password windows server 2012 cmd

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