Information Technology - Security & Privacy

How to Change Your Password via Remote Desktop

Change your UWB access account password

Step 1: In the window start menu search for remote desktop connection. Click to launch Remote Desktop Connection.

screen shot of a list of applications on a Windows computer with the program Remote Desktop Connection highlighted.









Step 2: In the window that opens, enter 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 current password and then enter your new password. You will need to confrm the password as well. 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.