user locked out and forgot password

if a user has forgot the password and has been locked out, what is the easiest way to reset with a new password?

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anushahannaAsked:
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LDHConnect With a Mentor Commented:
On the server, go to the Active Directory, Rightclick the user, and change password.
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vickzzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
First unlock the account from AD Users and Computers and then Reset the password with Admin credentials and let the user know about the new password :-)
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clw3388Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Assuming you are running active directory on your server and the workstation that the user locked himself out of is part of the domain, just find the user in active directory users and computers right click them and reset/set password.

If the systems aren't part of a domain then more information is needed to determine how to fix it.

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Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
The above are both correct but it is best to unlock account, then reset password (as a temp password). The user will use this temp password, then be prompted to create a new password.

Hope this helps
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elcaso80Connect With a Mentor Commented:
yes the easiest way to get your goal, is going to AD and resetting your account, to do it in a secure way just select the option user must change password at next logon.
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DarksquireConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The Administrator logs into the server, open "Active Directory for Users and Computer">Double click on Users>Right-click on the user's name to the right>Reset Password
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anushahannaAuthor Commented:
Thanks experts.
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vickzzCommented:
Keep in mind just resetting password is not going to serve the purpose. Account also needs to be unlocked and you need to make sure accounts are not locked in future; so for this you may want to change your Domain Policy as well.
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