How do I change my password in NT

Question

You have told me about finding out the logon passwords for windows 98 how to do the same for windows nt

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This question was answered on March 26, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I hope that this will help with your situation The advantage with NT is that the security level is much better than Windows 98 and Windows 95 To change your password, press "CTRL ALT DELETE." The Windows NT Securtiy box will pop up Click "Change Password." The Change Password dialog box pops up and will show the user's account and domain In the "Old Password" box, enter your password Tab and in the "New Passord" and "Confirm New Password" boxes, enter your new password, and click "OK."

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The following article is from Microsoft regarding Troubleshooting Access and Permissions Problems http://www.microsoft.com/technet/winnt/troubles.asp#i

Choose the appropriate course of action to take to resolve resource access problems and permission problems

If you can't log on, first make sure you are using the correct username and password Also, make sure that the correct domain or workgroup (or the local machine) is selected in the Domain drop-down list of the Logon dialog box If you still can't log on, try logging on using another account If other accounts are working normally, check the settings for your account in User Manager for Domains If you can't log on from any account, repair the accounts database by using the emergency repair process

One of the worst culprits for logon problems is the Caps Lock key If you (or another user) cannot log on, make sure you are not typing the password in all caps

If a user can't access a file, a share, a printer, or some other resource, check the resource permissions Try connecting using a different account Try accessing a similar resource to see whether the problem also appears there Make sure the user has spelled the name of the resource correctly

Check the Control Panel Services application to ensure that the NetLogon service, the Server service, and the Workstation service are running properly, and then check the Bindings tab in the Control Panel's Network application to ensure that the services are bound to applications and adapters The NetLogon service must be started on both the NT computer that you are logging in from and the domain controller that will validate your logon This service is the mechanism that transmits and receives account name and password information and ensures that domain security can validate it

You can also check User Manager for Domains to verify that the user's group memberships haven't changed or that a change to a group rights setting hasn't inadvertently denied the user access to the resource

Check System Policy Editor for restrictions on the user's access to computers or other resources

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Posted by Jacqueline of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 26, 2001