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NT 4.0 password change from command prompt

By tayoajayi ·
I would like to change my NT 4.0 server password from the command prompt instead of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, change password, or by using the user manager for domains.
I need to be using this method immediately. Thanks. Expecting a reply soonest

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by jschein In reply to NT 4.0 password change fr ...

To change a user's password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type:
net user user_name * /domain

When you are prompted to type a password for the user, type the new password, not the existing password. After you type the new password, the system prompts you to retype the password to confirm. The password is now changed.

Alternatively, you can type the following command:
net user user_name new_password

When you do so, the password changes without prompting you again. This command also enables you to change passwords in a batch file.

Non-administrators receive a "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied" error message when they attempt to change the password.

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