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I can’t remember my password to change the time on the screen
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Is "time" on your computer controlled by the Administrator Account?

If yes, If Windows, make a bootable USB Key for Pogostick and reset the Admin Password.

https://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
If your PC is a member of the domain, then the time is coming from the time server. Changing the time locally on the PC will be immediately overwritten on the next refresh (even if you manage to change the time). A solution is contacting the domain administrator for help, or if you have the local admin rights you can try modifying the registry:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/223184/registry-entries-for-the-w32time-service

The link above should work for the latest OS
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Author says the Device is Windows Server 2003
the same story, Server could be a domain member, not DC, and the same article apply.
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Only if it is a member. If not, then the asker may have to reset the password.
Time server has nothing to the password. If the server is DC and user have no domain password, then, should get help from the server administrator.
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Of course. I was not suggesting that. I was suggesting how to reset a password if the author does not know. Let us please not confuse the issue.
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I can’t remember my password to change the time on the screen Are you on a domain or a workgroup?   If on a domain a domain administrator can go into your account and reset the password and then communicate with you the new password. They may also check the box to have the user change the password on first login.

Changing the TIME is a system wide event that on current versions of the Operating system requires elevation. On a Workgroup (no domain) using pogostick you can clear any password.
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