Can I change my domain logon password myself?

By jwbales ·
I have used a linux box on a Windows network at my university for twelve years. I was just assigned a domain username and password so that I can use the Windows boxes in our new department computer lab. The domain sysadmin uses a formula for username and password which can be guessed using publicly available information. So I naturally assumed that at my first domain logon I would be given a chance to change my password. But I was not.

How can I change my Windows domain password myself?

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You cannot unless change is offered.

by seanferd In reply to Can I change my domain lo ...

Say, if the password expires after so many days. Or, you could ask the domain administrator.

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Assuming your password isn't locked,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Can I change my domain lo ...

log on a Windows box and press CTRL-ALT-DEL. At the menu that results, click 'Change Password'. Enter your old p/w, then the new one twice (once for 'New Password' and again for 'Confirm'). If everything goes okay, you should get a message telling you your p/w has been successfully changed. Clicking OK will take you back to the same menu as C-A-D. Click Cancel to exit this menu; it doesn't cancel your p/w change, just closes the menu.

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by jwbales In reply to Can I change my domain lo ...

@seanferd and @Palmetto

Thanks for your responses. I should have thought of the Ctrl-Alt-Del. Haven't had much experience with Windows. Went from CPM to Trs-Dos to Dos to Mac to Linux.

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Change Active Directory Password from iPhone and iPad

by samiwest In reply to Can I change my domain lo ...

iCorpPass is the only app that allows you to change your Windows Domain Password directly from your iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch, any time of the day and from anywhere. At the same time, it also sets reminders to notify 1, 3 and 7 days before the password expires.


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