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Changing the Windows Home Server Password

The Windows Home Server password—that is, the password associated with the Administrator account—must be strong, which means it must be at least seven characters, and those characters must come from three out of the following four sets: lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols. This means that Windows Home Server passwords are quite secure. However, you may still feel that you could make the password even more secure by making it longer or by including characters from all four sets. Similarly, you might want to enhance security by changing the password regularly, as security experts urge us to do. Either way, here are the steps to follow to change the password using the Windows Home Server Console:

  1. Launch the Windows Home Server Console.
  2. Click Settings to open the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  3. Display the Passwords tab.
  4. Click Change Password to display the Windows Home Server Password Change dialog box.
  5. Type the new password in the Password and Confirm Password text boxes.
  6. Edit the password hint, as necessary.
  7. Click OK to put the new password into effect. Windows Home Server tells you that the password has been changed.
  8. Click OK to return to the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  9. Click OK.
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