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Passwords: How do I change my Windows password?

To change your RHS password from an RHS computer, press the CTRL-ALT-DELETE keys simultaneously. Click CHANGE A PASSWORD. Type in your old password, then type in a new password and type the new password a second time to confirm it. Press ENTER.

You may also manage your password through the RHS Password Self-Service system.

For a complete guide (pdf) with step by step instructions and pictures, click here: RHS Password Self-Service User Guide

To be able to use the self-service password reset, you need to first register your RHS-Login-ID and set up two security questions.

Step 1 - How to Register

  • Right-click the registration instructions link to open a page in a new window:  Registration instructions
  • Follow all instructions.
  • When you have completed registration, you can return at any time to utilize the system.

Step 2 - How to Reset your RHS Password (If you have forgotten it)

  • If you have registered as described in step 1, in a web browser, go to https://password.rhs.msu.edu.  
  • Enter your first and/or last name and click SEARCH. If prompted, click on your name to select from available users.
  • Enter the characters you see on the screen and click NEXT.
  • You will be prompted with a security question, answer it (exactly as you did when you registered for this system), then click NEXT.
  • Choose and enter a new password, your new password must consist of:
    • At least 8 characters
    • At least one upper case letter
    • At least one number
    • Cannot be a password you have used before.
  • Confirm your new password by typing it again, the password must identically in both boxes.
  • Click NEXT.
  • If successful, you should see confirmation that your password has been reset.
  • If the reset was not successful you will need to start the process over and choose a different password.