Change Windows Password
The Windows password is valid for 180 days. Before it expires, until the expiration date, a daily email will be sent with an appropriate warning. Information for password length, complexity, and other safety information are summarized on this page. As long, as it is still valid, the password can be changed via:
- How can I change the Windows Passwort in Windows 7/10?
- How can I change the Windows Password in a Citrix session? (Citrix Receiver)
- How can I change the Windows Password in Outlook Web Access (OWA)?
- How can I change the old saved password in Outlook?
After expiration, the password can only be changed in Windows itself and thus only within GSI.
How can I change the Windows Passwort in Windows 7/10?
After login please use the shortcut:
Strg + Alt + Entf
The following screen appears:
Now you can change your password or from another user. The username of the current user is automatically entered:
If the password does not correspond the guidelines, the following note pops up:
Changing the password over a Citrix session (Citrix Receiver)
After starting a Citrix session, your screen will probably look like this:
Choose Start - Windows Security
After that you'll have to enter your old and your new password:
How can I change the Windows Password in Outlook Web Access (OWA)?
You must first be logged into Outlook Web Access (OWA) to change your Windows password.
You will find this function in different places, depending on the mail server on which your mailbox is located (in the transition period):
Exchange 2010: Options - Change Password
Exchange 2016: Settings - Options - General - My Account - Change Your Password
With the conversion to Exchange Server 2016, there is unfortunately no possibility to change the password directly on the OWA login page.
How can I change the old saved password in Outlook?
If you have saved the old Windows password in Outlook, the first Outlook start will fail after changing the Windows password.
Start the Mail-Setup program via Start → Control Panel → E-Mail (Mail). Then perform the following steps:
Now enter your new password. Here you have the possibility to put a check mark, so that the password will be saved and you will not have to enter it again.
Finally you should deactivate the Option "Always prompt for logon credentials".