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How to change Windows Server user's Administrator password?

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This tutorial shows how to change the Administrator password to your own on Windows Server 2012, 2016,2019 and 2022. This tutorial can also be used to change other user passwords that are already created on your Windows server.

Preliminary Requirements
Windows-based server with one of the following operating systems: Windows Server 2012, 2016,2019 or 2022.

Log in to your Windows Server
Log in to your Windows Server 2012 or 2016 via Remote Desktop. If you do not know how to do it, see the tutorial here.
Changing the password
1. Press on the "Start" button and select "Administrative Tools". (For Windows Server 2016 and 2019 select "Windows Administrative Tools").
Windows Server Administrative Tools
2. Double press "Computer Management".
Windows Server Computer Management
3. Expand "Local Users and Groups".
Windows Server Local Users and Group
4. Select "Users" and right-click on "Administrator".
Windows Server Local Users and Group

5. Choose "Set Password..." and click "Proceed".

6. Type the new password two times and click "OK".
Windows Server Local Users and Group
If everything is fine you will see a message "The password has been set." From now on, a new "Administrator" password will need to be used.
Windows Server Local Users and Group
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