How do i change Active Directory Password in Windows 2012 Terminal Server without Using CTRL ALT

Solution 1:

This is the best I've got so far - log on to an older (I'm using Server 2008 R2) server with the Windows Security shortcut displayed in the start menu. Open the Start Menu and drag the Windows Security item to the desktop.

The resulting shortcut can be used on a 2012 box.

The CLSID it calls is {2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}, and you can use to launch the Windows Security screen to change the password interactively:

explorer shell:::{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

This should work from the Run dialog or a Command Prompt.

Solution 2:

We found out creating a vbs script with

    Dim objShell
    Set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
    Set objShell = nothing


Solution 3:

Based on the above answers, you can create a shortcut to the following location (right click on Desktop>New>Shortcut)

explorer shell:::{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

It should also work if launched from command line (if you want to script it). Add a nice icon from %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\imageres.dll, and you're good to go. Thanks guys!

Solution 4:

I always change it via On-Screen Keyboard.

Type OSK and launch the virtual keyboard.

Press CTRL + ALT and click on END with the mouse.

This will invoke a security screen, where you can change the password.

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