I’m running virtual environment w/ Windows 2012 for about a month and Windows just reminded me that I should change my password soon as otherwise it’ll expired. I don’t remember my current password as it was saved into my configuration file. needless to say I AM an Administrator of the box and I do have administrative privilege (including changing password). I’ve tried going through Management but Windows suggests that I do it only using CTRL+ALT+DEL (the only problem with that it will ask me for my current password and once again I dont know it). I Googled but so far I found bunch of 3rd party utilities that supposedly deals with it, yet I’m looking for a bit kosher way aka “Microsoft approved / recommended” (if you will).
how shall I proceed?
If you’re still logged in when you forgot your password, then you can reset it in Computer Management.
Press Win+Q, type Computer Management into the search box, and press Enter. If you are using Server Core, start
compmgmt.mscfrom the command prompt.
On the left pane, expand System Tools, then expand Local Users and Groups, then click on Users.
In the center pane, right-click on Administrator and then click Set Password…
Change your password.
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