Step 1: In the window start menu search for “remote desktop connection” and open it.


Step 2: Type the computer name as “” and click “Connect”.


Step 3: It will ask you for your credentials, select “Use another account”. Important Note: Do NOT check “Remember my credentials”.


Step 4: Enter your user name followed by “” and your password and then click “Ok”.


Step 5: A warning may pop up asking if you still want to connect. Go ahead and click “Yes”.


Step 6: You will then be prompted that you need to change your password before logging in.


Step 7: Enter your old password and your new password twice. Note: Every password must contain one upper and lower case letter, and either a special character or number. Passwords must be longer than 8 characters.


Step 8: Once you have changed your password, log off of “passreset1” and the remote desktop session will close automatically.

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