In this tutorial, we are going to teach you how to change the Administrator password in Windows Server 2008, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, and 2022.
The environment of the Windows server versions may be different from each other, but the method of changing the password is the same in all of them, even you can use this method to change the password of the Windows client 11, 10, 8 and 7.
The first step to change the Windows VPS password is to choose a strong password and to create it, we must follow some factors. These factors are not in the password creation law, but these factors prevent brute-force and dictionary attacks, so we suggest to be with us:
If you’re still confused and don’t have a password for yours, try creating free password on some sites like LastPass, but we suggest changing some of the characters in the passwords created on these sites.
To change the password of your VPS hosting, we can do it in 3 ways, and these methods can be used for both Windows Server and Windows Client.
This method is one of the simplest and easiest ways to change a Windows server password that you can use:
Step 1: To go to the password change section through the Shortcut key, we must press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Alt + End keys at the same time.
Step 2: In the opened window, click on the Change a Password option to go to the password change page.
Step 3: Now we have to enter the old password for authentication and the new password and confirm it and so click the Create a password reset disk.
You can also change the password of other users in this way.
Congratulations, your Windows server password has been changed using the Shortcut key method, let’s go try other methods.
In this method, you need to know the user name whose password you want to change, in this tutorial we will change the Administrator password.
Step 1: We open the Run Search System window through the Windows Key + R and enter CMD in the box and click OK.
Step 2: In the open black screen, type net user <Username> password and press enter to change the desired password.
For Example net user Administrator 123@abc
In this method, you can view the existing users and delete or add a user and change the password:
Step 1: After logging in to the Windows VPS server, you can open the RUN Search System with the shortcut key Windows + R and enter the compmgmt.msc command and press the OK button.
Step 2: You should select Local Users and Groups located in the Navigation Panel.
Step 3: After that open the Users folder in this directory.
Step 4: Now you can see all the existing users along with the Administrator and by right-clicking on each one, you can set a new password with the Set Password option.
Note: In this section, you can create a new user for your server by right-clicking > New User and applying limited access to the created account.
Step 5: In the opened box, we need to select the Proceed option so that we can go to the next step.
Step 6: Now you can enter the created password for the desired user and select the OK button to set password.
In some cases and unintentionally, it is possible that the password of our server password may fall into the hands of other people and the information of our server is in danger, and we must take some security measures for our server to prevent such a problem.
Also, to increase the security of the Windows server, you can read the article How to change default RDP port (3389).