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So rookie mistake, my password on my server has expired and I can't update the password because I forgot the original. This whole time I have been using the credentials saved in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection to log in. Is there an easy way to recover my password so that I can update it? I am mostly afraid of losing the saved credentials and having to reformat the computer all together.

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Thanks The Rocker, I was able to use sethc.exe to update my password.
Edited by FireMarshallBill - 9/7/13 at 3:36pm
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Log in as the local admin on the server and change the password for your account.
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Are you on a domain?
    
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Theres a million tools to let you reset a windows password by booting from a CD or even the sethc.exe trick from winPE. (replaces the sticky keys exe with CMD so you can launch a system command prompt at the login screen).

If your credentials are saved in the RDP connection, theres also a bunch of tools to read those saved creds.

Google is your friend.
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