Change Password

Dear All,

 How can a user change his/her password himself before the password expires?
My users all use WinXP workstations attached to a single Win2k3 server that acts as a DC as well.

Thanks,
---
Theo
LVL 2
xchangeAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

davy999Commented:
Hi xchange

Try and enter( ctrl alt delete) this where you come to log on information then change password.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
xchangeAuthor Commented:
You mean, log-in, then use Ctrl-Alt-Del?
I think all I will achieve is just launch the Task-Manager but I will give it a try and let you know...
0
Netman66Commented:
Davy999 is correct.

Log into the domain.  Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, then click on the Change Password button.

Enter the old password, the the new one and confirm.  Once the Password is changed, click Cancel or hit ESC to close the logon screen.

If you have mobile workers, they MUST connect to the LAN to do this.  If they change it off the LAN, when they reconnect the password on the server will not match the one on the laptop.  In most instances, the newer OSes won't let you change it off the network - I just wanted to make sure you were aware of this issue.

Cheers.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic

This introductory course to Windows 7 environment will teach you about working with the Windows operating system. You will learn about basic functions including start menu; the desktop; managing files, folders, and libraries.

ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:
"I think all I will achieve is just launch the Task-Manager but I will give it a try and let you know..." --> you will acheive the task manager after you press ctrl+alt+del for the computers in workgroup. So, make sure that the computer is added to the domain and follow the proceedure described by davy99.

cheers!
0
xchangeAuthor Commented:
"I think all I will achieve is just launch the Task-Manager but I will give it a try and let you know..." --> you will acheive the task manager after you press ctrl+alt+del for the computers in workgroup. So, make sure that the computer is added to the domain and follow the proceedure described by davy99.
...Ahhh, that must be were I screwed up?!
Let me try again...
BRB
0
xchangeAuthor Commented:
davy999>Try and enter( ctrl alt delete) this where you come to log on information then change password.

It works! I saw it once some time ago but I did not remember were! God, sometimes I become braindead.

davy999: There's your 150 points.
Netman66 and ikm7176 I guess I should hand some points your way for making that point about the domain and mobiles.


Thanks a lot people!
---
Theo
0
davy999Commented:
Thank Q
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.