Change your UW Password (from a UW owned Computer)

Your UW account is the account that you use to access WyoCourses, UW email and to log on to your UW office computer or the UWSTUDENT lab computers. Therefore, changing your UW domain account password will change it for all of these services at once.

For faculty, staff and students, changing a password can be done at a campus computer, online, through the password reset tool if you are enrolled, or by calling the IT Help Desk at 307 766-HELP (4357), Option 1, during normal business hours.

**Changing your password can cause your account to become locked as mobile devices (such as phones and tablets) that connect automatically to email or wifi try to connect with your old password.  See reasons your UW account could be locked, and how to correct it.

NOTE: This method can only be completed from a UW domain computer (i.e. your on campus UW office computer or a UWSTUDENT lab computer that is WINDOWS BASED).

  1. Log onto a UW domain computer with your current UW domain username and password. 
  2. Once logged on, press CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  3. In the Windows Security window, click Change a password.


  4. In the Change Password window, in the Username box, Make sure UWYO\ appears before your username.


  5. In the Change Password window, in the Old Password box, type the password you are currently using.


  6. In the New Password box, type the password you would like to start using.


  7. In the Confirm New Password box, type your new password again and click the circular arrow button to continue.


  8. Once the message stating your password has been changed appears, click OK. Log off of the computer, and log back in with your new password.

If you have any additional questions please contact the UW IT Help Desk at 307 766-HELP (4357).


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