Have you ever attempted to log in and found that the system would not accept your password? If so you can prevent that from happening by checking your password expiry date yourself! Here is how!
1. Press the Start button and type cmd then press <enter>.
2. A black window will appear.
3. Type net user <username> /domain (replace username with your login name. For example, my login name is cbennett so I would enter net user cbennett /domain while logged into your computer.
The following will appear:
4. Note the date and change your password before that date.
5. Close the window.
6. To change your password, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and select Change a Password
Tip: When you change your password, you need to update the password for Outlook on all devices connected to your email such as iPads, tablets, laptops and smartphones. If you don’t then those devices will cause your account to get locked out denying you access to log in. Have all your devices on hand when changing your password.
Charles Bennett is a Principal Consultant at Triella. We are a technology consulting company specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium-sized firms. Charles can be reached at 647.426.1004. For additional articles, go to our blog page. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Webroot Reseller.
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