We recently migrated our servers to Windows 2012 and it doesn’t have windows security option to change your password (like in Windows 2008). In this post, I will explain two options to change password in Windows 2012 on RDP session

Option 1 : Change password in Remote Desktop Session (RDP)


  • Press CTRL + ALT + END on remote session. This is equivalent to CTRL + ALT + DEL on your local machine and you will be able to change password.

Option 2: Change password in RDP session through jump server


It is common that customer provide access to servers (For example : APPSERVER01) through jump server (Example: GATEWAYSERVER01) . In these scenarios, CTRL + ALT + END will not work as you RDP into jump server ‘GATEWAYSERVER01’ and from jump server, RDP into application server ‘APPSERVER01’. In this case, use below steps to change your password

  • Press Windows Key + R and type ‘OSK’ to bring onscreen keyboard
  • Press ‘CTRL’ + ‘ALT’ in your keyboard and using mouse,  press ‘DEL’ button on on-screen keyboard
  • It will bring ‘Change Passsword’ option

If you know about any other options, share it in your comments