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Windows 2012 - Remote Desktop - Changing Passwords

Unfortunately with Windows 2012 Terminal Server there is no easy way a user can change passwords.

The standard method is to us the following key combination but this is difficult for users to remember:




 In other words press the following keys at the same time:

  • ALT Key
  • CTRL Key
  • END Key


To supplement this method you can create a desktop shortcut with a small amount of VBS script to launch the windows security screen.


  • Create a text file called ChangePassword.VBS 
  • Enter in the following code:

Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")




 To Change Your Password:


Double click on the desktop icon or press the key combination ALT-CTRL-END



The following Screen with open


Click on the "Change a password" link



Enter in your Old Password and your New Password.

Note you will need to enter in your New Password twice to confirm it.


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