How to Change the Password for Remote Desktop

By C.D. Crowder

Access your computer remotely using the Windows Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop allows you to access a remote computer using your Windows user name and password. The only criteria is that you must have permission to access the remote computer. Change the password for a Remote Desktop connection at any time by changing your log-on credentials for Windows. Use Remote Desktop to troubleshoot a remote computer or access files from a home or office computer on the go.

Step 1

Press "Ctrl" plus "Alt" plus "Del" at the Windows login screen. If you do not receive a login screen when starting Windows, see Step 6.

Step 2

Choose "Change Password."

Step 3

Enter your old password.

Step 4

Type your new password.

Step 5

Type your new password again to confirm and press "OK."

Step 6

Select "Start" or the start globe. Choose "Control Panel," select "User Accounts," select the account you want to change and choose "Create a password for your account" or "Change password."

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are on a company network, you may be required to ask the IT department to change your password for you.
  • You cannot access Remote Desktop unless you have a valid user account for the remote system. The remote system must be set to allow each individual user account that tries to access it remotely.