Account - Reset Your Password With Your Southwest Tech Laptop at Home (Faculty/Staff)

This document will faculty and staff describe how to reset your password when at home with a Southwest Tech laptop.

You will only need to follow this guide if you are using your Southwest Tech issued laptop at home.  Select one of the options below:

Password Expiring Soon

Password Expiring Soon

  1. Make sure you are connected to the VPN.  For help connecting to the VPN see "VPN - Connect to the Southwest Tech VPN".

  2. Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" on your keyboard.

  3. Select "Change a password".

  4. Enter in your old password followed by your new password twice.

    Password Requirements:
    - Cannot contain part or all of your name or username.
    - Must be 8-16 characters long.
    - Cannot be one of the last 24 passwords used.
    - Must contain at least 3 of the following 4 categories:
    * One or more capital letters
    * One or more lower case letters
    * One or more numbers
    * One or more special characters

Password Has Already Expired

  1. Log into your laptop with your old (expired) password.

  2. Follow the password reset instructions here: Account - Forgot/Change My Password, Account Activation (Staff/Faculty)

  3. Sign into the VPN with your new password. For help connecting to the VPN see "VPN - Connect to the Southwest Tech VPN".

  4. After signing into the VPN with your new password, your laptop should sync your new password with your laptop.  You may receive a message stating to lock your computer to update your credentials.  Reboot your computer and log in using your new password.

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Owner:Jake W.Group:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Created:2020-03-16 16:09 CDTUpdated:2022-01-24 12:57 CDT
Sites:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
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