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Change Windows 2016 VPS Administrator Password

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How to Change Windows VPS Administrator Password

Whether you have just purchased a new Windows VPS, or are simply wishing to update your administrator password to make accessing your server easier, you would want to follow the steps of this guide. There are 2 places that you would need to change the administrator password for your Windows 2016 VPS.

Change the Password in Your Cloud Control Portal

Important: Changing your Password here does not change the password in your VPS. You must change the password in your VPS as well.

To change the password in your Cloud Control Portal is quite simple. You just need to go to your Cloud Control Portal. Then clicking on the Change Password link here.

Cloud Control Portal Change Password Window

This will take you to a screen where you can simply enter your new password here to change your current password.

Now you would just need to set a new password here, we would advise you to make a secure password that would not be something easy to guess. Hostwinds does not require any specifics for a password so you can set it however you would like.

We do recommend creating a strong password that uses uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols, and between 12-16 characters at a minimum. The password should be something that would not be easy to guess. We also recommend using a sentence of small words rather than one large word. Keep these in mind when creating your password.

Important: Changing your Password here does not change the password in your VPS. You must change the password in your VPS as well.

Change the Password in Your Windows VPS.

Important: Changing your Password here does not change the password in your Cloud Control Portal. You must change the password in your Cloud Control Portal as well so that they match.

To change Windows 2016 VPS Administrator password you can login either through the RDP for the server or through Get VNC from the Cloud Control Portal. Changing the password here will change the password you must use to login to your Windows 2016 VPS.

Lets get started by navigating to Administrator Account.

Step 1: Go to the Settings

You want to navigate to the settings option in your Windows menu, this should look like a small gear as shown below.

Login to your server via RDP or VNC then go to settings
Step 2: Click on Accounts

Select the Accounts section, to access the Administrator Account.

Click on Accounts
Step 3: Go to Sign-in Options

Next to the left menu you would want to select the Sign-in options.

Then go to Sign-in options
Step 4: Click on Change Password

Click on the Change Password option here and you will be prompted to change the Administrator password.

Step 5: Enter the Old Password
Enter your Password here.

First you need to enter in the old password at the top, to confirm the password change.

Step 6: Create Your New Password

Now that we are here you should create your new password for your Windows 2016 VPS.

We do recommend creating a strong password that uses uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols, and between 12-16 characters at a minimum. The password should be something that would not be easy to guess. It is also recommend using a sentence of small words rather than one large word. Keep these in mind when creating your password.

Make sure you don’t forget your new password, you will need it every time that you login to your Windows 2016 VPS using either RDP or VNC. You can also add a hint to make your password more memorable. Also, don’t forget to change your password in the Cloud Control Portal as well.

Enter in your new password as well as a hint if you would like.

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