Reset Password from Command Prompt in Server 2008
For a developer or IT admin working in Windows Server 2008 environment, you may have noticed ctrl+alt+del does not work over remote connection and you can no longer change your password from control panel.
The best solution to this in my opinion, that will likely work far into the future, is the command line.
Also keep in mind you are a server admin and disable much functionality for your remote users, sometimes these permissions don’t always apply to command line variants and the latter can be used for privilege escalation in the event of a workstation or user profile compromise.
net user user_name * /domain net user user_name new_password ex. net user Bob 12bdir5$
Microsoft Support, “How to Change User Password at Command Prompt”,
Posted on February 10, 2011, in Programming & Development, Security & Cryptography and tagged change, cli, cmd, cmd.exe, command, command prompt, control alt del, ctrl alt del, delete, pass, password, prompt, reset. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.