Reset the password for a user account

Published: May 20, 2011

Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Follow the steps in this procedure to reset the password for a Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials local user account (an account that provides access to the computer, but not to the domain).

When Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is joined to a network that contains a domain controller (such as Windows SBS 2011 Essentials or Windows Home Server 2011), use the management console of the server to which Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is joined to manage user accounts for the domain.

To reset the password for a local user account

  1. Open the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Dashboard.

  2. On the main navigation bar, click Users.

  3. In the list of user accounts, select the user account that you want to reset.

  4. In the <User Account> Tasks pane, click Change the user account password. The Reset User Password Wizard appears.

  5. Type a new password for the user account, and then type the password again to confirm.

  6. Click Change password.

  7. Provide the new password to the user.