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MS Windows Active Directory password reset


OKCPS PC / Windows Users,


Your Active Directory account password is due for reset!


OKCPS is now protecting the security of your data and our network by requiring a regular password reset. For added network security, we will each be asked to change our passwords every 120 days. For returning employees, this date will be Sept. 15th. Many of you will be seeing a small flag in the notification area in the lower right hand corner of your Windows computer. It will let you know your password will expire in the next ‘n’ days. You MUST change your password, or you will be locked from the system when it expires and will require IT assistance to unlock your account.


*PLEASE NOTE* - Unless you are signed in to VPN, you will not be able to perform this password reset from home. The best course of action is to be proactive and do it while you are here in the office.


To Change Your Password

  1. Log into a computer using the username and password you were initially given.
  2. Once you are logged in, press the CTRL / ALT / DELETE keys.
  3. Click the option that says “Change Password.”
  4. Type in the old password once then you will have to enter a new password 2 times.

Please remember, the Password complexity requirements:

OKCPS Password Policy (No exceptions)

  • New password cannot have been previously used as your password
  • Cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Must be at least eight characters in length
  • Must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)
  1. Click “OK”. It should say “Password Successfully Changed”.  Your password to all our applications that use this single sign on will be changed. This includes email, computer log in, Infinite Campus, Lexmark log in, etc.   *Please note that applications that do not use our Single Sign-On, such as SAP, will not change.


Remember, it is always a good idea to change your password and you may use the above steps to change it anytime you feel you may have been compromised. Each time you change your password, it will automatically reset your 120 day countdown. Be proactive, and get in the habit of changing yours regularly in order to keep your accounts and our network safe.


If you have any issues changing your password, you may always contact the Service Desk at 405-587-4357 (HELP) during normal business hours, and we’ll assist you.