How to set a password on your local
Windows 2000, XP Professional & 2003 accounts

 

First, click on your menu and right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Manage'

 

Next, find the account(s) you want to set a password on. You want to set a strong password for all accounts listed that are active. Right-click the account you wish to set a password for and select 'Select Password....'

 

A window should pop up asking you to enter a password and to confirm it:

 

Perform the above steps for every account you wish to set a password for.

 

 

For assistance contact helpdesk@fnal.gov.
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