How to Change Administrator’s Password in Windows Server 2012 R2

18. February 2019 04:04

The following article enable users to change the Administrator Password for Windows Server 

2012 R2/Windows Server 2016. To change the administrator’s password in Windows Server 

2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016, simply complete the following steps: 


    1. Log in as Administrator User to your Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016. 

    2. Press Ctrl+Alt+End if you logged in to the Windows Server via RDP. Using this combo, We will find below options:


    3. Select Change a password. 



  4.  Type your old administrator password, your new password, and then confirm your new 

        password. Your new password must satisfy the following criteria: 

           •   Be at least 10 symbols

           •   Use a combination of numbers as well as uppercase and lowercase letters

           •   Not be a repeat from any of the last 5 previously used passwords

           •   Not include your login, first name or last name

    5.  Press Enter to complete. 

    6. Then restart your RDP.


Congratulations! You have changed your administrator password in Windows Server 2012 R2 

/ 2016.

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