Rename users & Reset passwords

This should only be done by graduating students! If you will be a returning student and are away from campus, the IT department is unable to remotely add your machine back to the domain.

  • Right click on My Computer and select Manage
  • Expand the Local Users and Groups section on the left side; select the Users folder:
  • Right click on the itcltadm account (which is IT's built-in client administrator account for your machine) and select Rename
  • Rename the account to Administrator
  • Again, right click on this account and select Set Password…
  • Click Proceed
  • Enter & confirm your new Administrator password.

Note: If you do not remember your own local password, you may wish to do the same to your own local account (which you may not have used yet). The local user account will follow the same naming convention as your domain name, as in first initial followed by last name