Last updated 22nd June 2020
When you install or reinstall a Windows operating system, all account have a default expiration date of 42 days. When a password is expired, RDP access to that account is disabled. You will need to change the password to regain accesss.
This guide will take you through the process of resetting the password.
Using the IPMI
First, log into your server's page in your OVHcloud Control Panel. Once there, select the
For detailed information on how to use the IPMI feauture, please refer to our IPMI guide.
Next, activate the IPMI feature using either the Java applet or your browser. After the IPMI session has started, login to your admin account with your current credentials.
You should now receive a message stating that "Your password has expired and must be changed. Click on
Now enter a new password and confirm it with the provided fields.
Your password has now been changed. You can now once again access the server using RDP.
Using Rescue Mode
First, boot your server into rescue mode using the WinRescue boot environment. Once the server has rebooted, log in using a VNC viewer or select the
IPMI tab on your server's page in your OVHcloud Control Panel.
Next, open the NTPWdi tool. If it does not appear there, you can download a copy here
Next, click the
Open button to display a list of available user accounts.
Now select the admin account from the list and click the
Change Password button.
Enter the new password twice and click
Finally, click the
Your password has now been changed. Exit the tool, close the session, and reboot your server back into normal mode.
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