How to Change the Password for Remote Desktop
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.
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.
Choose "Change Password."
Enter your old password.
Type your new password.
Type your new password again to confirm and press "OK."
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.