Reset a Computer Account

Membership in Account Operators, Domain Admins, or Enterprise Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To reset a computer account using Active Directory Administrative Center
  1. To open Active Directory Administrative Center, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Administrative Center.

    Note

    Another way to open Active Directory Administrative Center is to click Start, click Run, and then type dsac.exe.

  2. In the navigation pane, select the node that contains the computer account that you want to reset.

  3. In the management list, right-click the computer account that you want to reset, and then click Reset account.

Additional considerations

  • You can also perform the task in this procedure by using the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell. To open the Active Directory module, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell. For more information, see Reset a Computer Account (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=141775).

    For more information about Windows PowerShell, see Windows PowerShell (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=102372).

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