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Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Q: Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Hi,

Anyone have a best practice for user who wants to change there password on there Windows machine (on a domain) and phone at the same time without locking there account?. Most of the time the user change his password on Windows then by the time it change it on his phone his account is lock due to the fact that the phone is trying to login with old password.

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A: Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Log out on one machine before you change your password on the other.
Log back in with new password.

This post made my brain hurt quite a lot! its like chicken Vs egg ..

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/best-practice-to-change-password-on-windows-and-phone.189331/
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A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

Remember ,i just keep trying till i get it right ,

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A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

I have gone through the same thing. Most of mine I don't worry too much about, like this site. If anyone discovered my password here, what harm could come to me, except someone typing messages under my name, no big deal. The only ones I really worry about are my bank, paypal and ones like that where money is involved. I have a word document with Passwords that is buried in a file and is doubtful anyone could find it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/307524-what-best-practice-password-management.html
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Our Windows 7 users are prompted when their passwords will expire in 14 Days, however They are not forced to change thier password before it expires. If the users ignore the expiration warning they can only get logged into the network after having the helpdesk
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I have the GPO configured to notifiy users when thier passwords will expire in 14 days
Thank you,
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A:Windows 7 Expired Password - Recvd Warning prompts but not forced to change password

Hi,
 
After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
 
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
Windows 7 client.
 
2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
 
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics
 
Type: DWORD

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b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.

c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.

d) On the problematic Win7 machine, run command “eventvwr”, then expand to Applications and service logs -> Microsoft -> windows -> groupPolicy
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e) After that, please send me the above output files. (please zip them first and then send them to me).

 
- %windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log
- gpr_win7.txt
- win7.evtx
 
Please use Windows Live SkyDrive (http://www.skydrive.live.com/) to upload the GPMC
result and the zip files, and then give us the download address.
 
Thanks,
Novak
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Are you sure that this is not a virus. Better scan a bit.

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Hello Contfe,

I can't help you with the greyed out options, but regarding your initial problem, you might want to look at this tutorial
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Welcome
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Is this a work pc ? Owned by an employer ?

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I have just had this problem recently that has been very frustrating.

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Please help

I am trying to change the password on my
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not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum length,
password complexity and password history requirements"

I have searched and found where these settings are managed in Windows
XP - it is under Control Panel > Administrative tools > Local security
policy > Security settings > Account Policies > Password Policy

The Password Policies are all set to the minimum (zeros and disabled)
- but still I get the error when I try and change the password. I have
even tried setting the password to something that will meet the
complexity, length and history requirements and still I get the error

Regards
 

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Bs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2000-workgroup-password-change.478916/
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A:Unable to change wifi password in windows 7

Can't you just log into the router and reset the settings?

If you don't have the password, you can perform a "hard" reset using the reset button on the back of the router, normally you need to hold this button down for up to 30 seconds.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/77015-unable-change-wifi-password-windows-7-a.html
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Check her account in AD, is it set to require logon to change password in the "Users must log on in order to change password" check box in the Account Policy ?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/88629ff4-2fcf-42ed-8052-bfc3843d9fed/user-cannot-change-their-domain-password-on-new-windows-7-pc?forum=w7itpronetworking
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First of all, SHRINK DOWN your fonts! They don't need to be huge!

Second, my guess is that you are logging in through your MS account -- and since I avoid that option like the plague, I can't help.

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A:Windows won't login automatically after password change

Originally Posted by McLovin


Hi. I've changed my password for my pc but now it won't login automatically. When I boot my pc it tries to login and fails telling me the password is wrong. I then have to type in the password and it logs me in. I seems like it has changed my password for the pc but not for the auto login. I checked my settings and it still says that users do not need a password to login.

Any ideas?



maybe you still have to change password there. recheck> apply> uncheck> apply> give new password

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A:How do I change the password box background colour on Windows 7 login?

Hello Jimmy and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd try a System Restore using a date/time prior to when the unwanted changes occurred.

System Restore

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A:change location windows 7 password box on logon screen

There must be, but it either involves knowing a programmer/hacker that crafted a program for you, or doing some intense studying of Window's inner workings and twiddling knobs here and there, heh.

Could that information you used to change the picture be used to guide you in a somewhat correct direction regarding the window position? Beware things can probably be ruined horribly if you twiddle with knobs of unknown origin . . .

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A:HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

 
 
where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
It's normally sent as a text to whatever cell phone number associated with the account. 
 
Or a non-MS email address, if one was registered when creating the MS account. For example, mine can go to my AOL account if I want it to, say if the cellular service is down or I'm out of network range. 
 
It will be a 4 digit code. 
 

 
 
1. Get User password via Windows Password Hint
While you type a wrong password, the password hint will pop up below the password hint box. Based on password hint, you can think of origin password generally.
But the preconsideration is that you have set up password hint for user account password, when you are creating Windows system account and password. Besides, password hint had better can remind you and only you of forgotten password. The most important thing is that it couldn't like password, but has to be related to password.

As seen above, my password hint is email [email protected], and my Windows 8 login password is the same as the password of email. So when the password hint pops up, I could think of Windows login password instantly.
2. Get into computer with PIN code, and reset password for locked account
PIN code is a quick, convenient way to sign in to this PC by using a 4-digit code. If you have ever created one, this may be the simplest and most effective method for Windows 8 password reset. Totally two steps are needed.
Step 1: Sign in Windows 8 with PIN code
When you forgot your local account password in the login page, sign-in options is provided for you to choose. Click the Sign-in options, there are two options, Password and PIN. Choose PIN, and type in 4-digit code in the box. Then you can sign in to your computer successfully.

Step 2: Press Windows +X, and click on Command Prompt (Admin) and Yes.
Step 3: On the Command Prompt, type in:Net User <user name> <new password> and press Enter to reset a new password for Windows 8.

Command Prompt screen appears, input the words like the words in the red box, user name is iSunshare, new password is 12345, and then press Enter to complete the Windows password reset process.

 
 
Hope this of some assistance.
 
Unfortunately, I cannot go to recommending other tools, as first, these may not be allowed per BleepingComputer.com rules. 
 
And secondly, we have no 100% sure way of knowing whom this computer belongs to, which is why many forums forbids the posting of 3rd party password recovery tools. 
 
I hope that you understand the reasoning of this. 
 

 
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options 

 
It's legit, however you need to download all of the Windows 8.1 drivers first, save to Flash drive or external (or DVD), then upgrade & before running Windows Update, install the drivers, beginning with the chipset. It's best when downloading these drivers to create folders & name each to what the driver is for (e.g. Video), so there won't be confusion. 
 
Note that many Dell owners are having issues with Windows 8.1 upgrades, Usually over a minor detail, but nevertheless, it happens often. Be sure to create a Full drive image & have the recovery media (the set of 3 to 5 DVD's that's supposed to be created when new). Or a Recovery Drive, which requires a 16GB Flash drive. There is the option to copy the recovery partition onto it for fast recovery, much faster than the DVD's. 
 
Cat

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540098/help-find-windows-account-code-to-change-password/
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Open "region" > then on the "administration" tab > click "copy settings" > then check the box "for home screen & new users".

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c64ee221-db3c-4058-8d1b-673de613535f/how-to-change-keyboard-layout-for-login-and-password-in-windows-8?forum=w8itprogeneral
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http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/432376-how-do-i-change-administrator-user-account-password-windows-10-a.html
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Hello Sine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to set Windows 8 to sign in to your user account automatically at startup.

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Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/14401-8-requires-windows-live-password-start-change.html
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I hope I posted this in the right forum category.
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A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

Hi,
Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Is the user account on the server set to "Do not allow user to change password"?
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How are you attempting to change the password?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-network-drive-change-password-remotely-643532.html
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A:Windows 8.1 – What are Best-Practice security tweaks?

Nice.

Here are some links that have helped me harden my PC :

Hardening Windows 7 Guide. Part 1 | Harden Windows 7 for Security
Great guide in 4 parts, very detailed, applies mostly to win 8 too

mechBgon's guide for first-time PC builders... Best practices for ongoing security
Another great guide, maybe more accessible to regular users, be sure to check his page on SRP too

Wilders Security Forums - Powered by vBulletin
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Secunia
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NVD - Home
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Bullet Proof Windows
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http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/36465-windows-8-1-what-best-practice-security-tweaks.html
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If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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A:Keylogger or hacker; not allowing me to change windows password or reformat

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I've used Classic Shell for months without any problems from it.

And I've never heard of anyone complain about it.

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A:phone call - now computer locked, need startup password

i will move to the virus form, where they may be able to help - however, it may take 48hrs as its a very busy forum

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A:"Windows cannot change the password" Windows 7

Hi -

Per TSF Rules, we cannot assist with password-related issues.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A:Can't change password

it depends on the connection that ur using. Try to change it from
Start -> Control Panel -> Network COnnections -> Right click on ur connection and then Properties. Edit the information there and push OK
 

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A:password change by someone

That is one area that we can not assist with.


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A:Need to change win. 8 password?

Microsoft has directions for changing your password.

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