Change Windows domain TD-CSF account password

How To Change my password on TD-CSF Windows Domain ? (Used for Windows stations login/HelpDesk / CS WiFi / Printing)

These instructions are not for changing Unix (CSA/CSM/Unix mail) password, and not for Undergraduate students users.

The Current Password Policy on TD-CSF is described below:

  • Minimum Password length: 10 characters.
  • Complexity. Minimum requirements:
    • Not contain the user’s account name or parts of the user’s full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
    • Password contains characters from three of the following four categories:
      • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
      • English lowercase characters (a through z)
      • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
      • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
  • Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.
  • Password can be changed only once a day.

You can change the password in several ways:

– From a computer that belongs to TD-CSF Domain:

  • Make sure you are logged in to Domain TD-CSF and not locally.
  • Press Ctrl Alt Del and press the “change password” button.

– Using SMB command from Unix main servers command line:

  • Login to CSA or CSM LINUX faculty servers.
  • Invoke this command: /usr/bin/smbpasswd -r -D0
  • Enter your current TD-CSF Domain password.
  • Enter your new password according to the password policy, and re-enter to confirm.
  • If the new password  was approved by the Domain Controller you will get this message: Password changed for user  YOUR-USERNAME
Under Graduate student: click here for more information on how to reset your password.
Please click here for how to change UNIX (CSA/CSM/CSD) Mail and SSH Services password.