Reset a User Account Password

To reset the password for a user account, use the Reset User Account Password dialog box.


You should reset the password for a user account only if the user has forgotten the password. When you reset the password, the user will lose access to all EFS-encrypted files, personal certificates, and stored passwords for Web sites and network resources.

Your password choice should follow Windows Server 2008 recommendations for creating a strong password. A strong password has a length of at least eight characters and contains a combination of uppercase characters, lowercase characters, numerals, and special characters.

For more information about password security in Windows Essential Business Server, see the Microsoft Web site (


You must use an account that is in the Domain Admins group to perform this procedure.

To reset a user account password

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Essential Business Server, and then click Windows Essential Business Server Administration Console.

  2. Click the Users and Groups tab, and then click User Management.

  3. Click a user account, and then in the tasks pane, click Reset user account password.

  4. In the Reset User Account Password dialog box, type a new password, and then confirm it.

  5. If you want to require that the user change this password at the next log on, select the The user must change the password at the next logon check box.

  6. Click Reset password.

  7. Click Close.