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[Windows] How to change Windows Server user's Administrator password?

ReginaRegina Moderator
edited July 2019 in Windows VPS
This tutorial shows how to change the Administrator password to your own on Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019. This tutorial can also be used to change other user passwords that are already created on your Windows server.

Preliminary Requirements
Windows based server with one of the following operating systems: Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019.

Login to your Windows Server
Login to your Windows Server 2012 or 2016 via Remote Desktop. If you do not know on how to do it, see the tutorial here.

Changing the password
1. Press on the "Start" button and select "Administrative Tools". (For Windows Server 2016 and 2019 select "Windows Administrative Tools").
Windows Server Administrative Tools

2. Double press on "Computer Management".
Windows Server Computer Management

3. Expand "Local Users and Groups".
Windows Server Local Users and Group

4. Select "Users" and right click on "Administrator".
Windows Server Local Users and Group

5. Choose "Set Password..." and click "Proceed".

6. Type new password two times and click "OK".
Windows Server Local Users and Group

If everything is fine you will see a message "The password has been set." From now on, new "Administrator" password will need to be used.
Windows Server Local Users and Group
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