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How do I CHANGE the password for the administrator on Windows 2003 Server?

There is no 'User Accounts' option in Control Panel. I have tried right clicking on 'My Computer", selecting 'Manager' , Local Users and Gropus, Users - but when I use this method it offers to RESET the password and destroy Admins access to current settings and files. Holy G's, I just want to change the existing password. I already know the existing password and want to change it. No need to reset.
Is there an easy way to do this? Seems like there should be.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Is there any reason you don't logon as the admin, after logon, press CTRL+ALT+DEL and then in the window that appears, click the "Change Password..." button?
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tenaj-207Commented:
ctrl + alt + delete then choose to change to password.
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sstone55423Commented:
ALt-Control-Delete  and then Change your password.
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tenaj-207Commented:
@Leew great minds think alike, and at the same time.
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sstone55423Commented:
Of course, you have to be logged in as the user.  If you can;t log in as the user, then you will have to risk changing the encryption key.  
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
By the way, you'll only lose access changing the password through the local accounts part of the computer management console if you have encrypted files using the Encrypted File System.  Otherwise, there's really no effect changing it that way, other than to actually have a changed password.
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TechNDAuthor Commented:
I am connecting to the computer from a remote location.
I have tried this with Remote Desktop Connection, and with Logmein.com.
Pressing ctrl+alt+delete launches the local task manager and not the remote one. Is there another way to do this from a remote location?


BTW, this is the first time I have posted a question to Experts Exchange and gotta say I am very impressed with the fast response.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you are connected with remote desktop, look under the start menu for the "Windows Security" option (on my system it appears under the "Run..." option.  Click that.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Also, LogMeIn should have a button or something to click to send "CTRL+ALT+DEL" to the remote system.
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TechNDAuthor Commented:
I do not see the Windows Security option in the Start Menu area. Nothing under 'Run' on my menu, and it appears no where else in that area, or under the All Programs area.
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TechNDAuthor Commented:
Done Deal! Logmein does have a 'send ctr+alt+delete button on the top right hand part of the window. I have never had to use this before. Thanks to everybody!!
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Were you connected with LogMeIn or with Remote Desktop - the Windows Security option ONLY appears with Remote Desktop.



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TechNDAuthor Commented:
You are correct. During the last part of the session I was connected with LogMeIn.
I just reconnected with Remote Desktop and the Windows Security option DOES appear under 'Run when connecting with that method.
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