Changing Network Password in Windows® XP
How does one change a network password in Windows XP?
Most Windows XP network users have a password set-up which allows them to manage an individual account profile. Therefore, each user can log onto their computer using their account name and password and they can access the network. The network password set-up of Windows XP improves the privacy as well as the security of the network. In Windows XP, we can easily change and manage the network passwords. To change the network passwords, access the computer on the network that has administrative privileges. Then open ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu and double click on ‘User Account’. Then click on ‘Change an Account’ and select the name of the network that you want to modify. Finally, click on the link ‘Change My Password’.
Methods to manage stored username and password in a computer that is not in a domain in Windows XP:
- Manage Stored User Name and Password
- Add an Entry
- Remove an Entry
Manage Stored User Name and Password
To manage the stored username and password in a Windows XP system, log on to the computer and select the 'Start' menu. Click on ‘Control Panel’ and then double click on ‘User Account’. Then click on ‘Pick a Category’ and a ‘User Account’ dialog box will open. If you log on with an account that has limited activity, click on ‘Manage my network password’. If you have administrative privilege, click on ‘Pick an account to change’. Then select your user account and a new window will open. Then click on ‘Manage my network’ under ‘Related Task’ at the left pane of the window. A list of stored usernames and passwords will be displayed in a new dialog box.
Add an Entry
To add an entry in the stored username and password, click ‘Add’ in the ‘Stored Username and Password’ dialog box. Then a ‘Logon information’ dialog box will appear. Then under the ‘Server’ box, type the name of the server. Then type the name of the user account that has the permission to access the resources in the ‘User Name’ box. Then type the password in the ‘Password’ field and click ‘Ok’. Then click ‘Close’ on the ‘Stored Username and Password’ dialog box.
To remove an entry, select the ‘Stored User Name and password’ window by clicking on ‘Manage my network’ on the ‘User Account' window. Then select the credential that you want to remove and click ‘Remove’. In the ‘The selected information will be deleted’ confirmation dialog box, click ‘Ok’ and then click ‘Close’. You can edit the credential by right clicking the item and selecting ‘Properties’. In the new dialog box, you can edit properties such as domain passwords.
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