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Administrator password change

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#1 pimpo


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:04 AM



When I try to change the local administrator password in a Windows XPSP3 client using Ctrl+Alt+Supr is not possible and get a notification with:

It is not possible to change the password of this account currently.


It is the local administrator and the PC is in an microsoft network domain.


Why this happen? Could somebody help me?

Best Regards and thanks in advance.

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#2 softeyes


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

Hi pimpo:


Do you have administrator rights on the computer or the network domain?


From M$ suggested method:


Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

To change the Administrator password in Windows XP
  1. Log on to the computer using the Administrator account.

  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts. The User Accounts dialog box opens.

  3. In User Name, select the account that you want to change, and then click Reset Password. In New password, type a new password, and inConfirm new password, retype the password, and then click OK.



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