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can I change (correct) the password hint in whs? RRS feed

  • Question

  • During setup I made a mistake at typing in the password hint.

    Can I correct this and how?

    Monday, January 24, 2011 2:51 PM

Answers

  • Thanks, but it is more simple.

    Go in console, choose passwords, choose change serverpassword.

    Then you can enter a new password and a new hint.

    I entered a new hint (so the correction) and entered my original password.

    Ready!

    • Marked as answer by alehebo Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:34 PM
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:32 PM

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  • logon to you homeserver desktop (or remote desktop), Start, Run, type regedit and Hit Enter. This will open the registry editor. Now navigate to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\install, edit subkey PassWordHint. Please note this is not supported, if you make any errors you risk messing up your server.
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Monday, January 24, 2011 9:56 PM
    Moderator
  • I wish there was a way to turn off the requirement of password hints.  Maybe another registry entry solution?
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:41 AM
  • Thanks, but it is more simple.

    Go in console, choose passwords, choose change serverpassword.

    Then you can enter a new password and a new hint.

    I entered a new hint (so the correction) and entered my original password.

    Ready!

    • Marked as answer by alehebo Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:34 PM
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:32 PM
  • Thanks, but it is more simple.

    Go in console, choose passwords, choose change serverpassword.

    Then you can enter a new password and a new hint.

    I entered a new hint (so the correction) and entered my original password.

    Ready!


    Sure. Question was to change only the password hint, thought you wanted to keep same pwd.
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:35 PM
    Moderator