Change Domain Password on Windows
Posted by Shannon Mattila on 21 October 2020 03:09 PM
For security purposes you will be prompted to change your domain password every 90 days. When logging into your computer, you will receive a desktop notification 14 days in advance prior to the password expiration. Each day, the number will progressively count down until the final expiration. 

Special Considerations:
  • Your email password will change with your domain password. If you have email access on your phone, tablet, or other device, you will need to update your email password through your email application once your password has changed.
  • If you have a work laptop at home or elsewhere, you will need to bring it into the office to log in with your new password because it needs to be connected to the NESC network for the device to recognize the password change.
  • Failure to change your password within the notified time frame will result in the locking of the account in which you will need to reach out to technical support for a password reset and account unlock.

Change Your Domain Password

Step 1

Simultaneously press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, then select Change a password... on the following screen.

Step 2

Click on your user account (the account listed as NESC\username) if it is not already pre-selected. If your username is already populated, continue to step 3. 

Step 3

Fill out all empty forms by entering your current password then creating a new password and confirming it. When complete, press the Go arrow.

Password Requirements
Cannot be a previously used password. New password must be a minimum of 8 characters and must contain each of the following:
  • 1 capital letter
  • 1 lower case letter
  • 1 number
  • 1 special character

Step 4

You will notified that your password change is successful. Click OK.
You may be prompted to log back into your account. It is good practice to log out and log back in to verify that the new password works prior to leaving the office.