You must change your password before logging on the first time. Please update your password or contact your system administrator or technical support.

-> I have created an Azure Virtual machine. I was able to login to the Virtual machine without any issues.

-> After 2 days I got below message when I was trying to login to the Virtual machine,

[Window Title]
Remote Desktop Connection

[Content]
You must change your password before logging on the first time. Please update your password or contact your system administrator or technical support.

[OK] [Help]

-> While creating the virtual machine in Azure portal. I just mentioned the admin username and password. But never saw an option to change the password at any time.

-> I decided to reset the password for my account. Clicked on the Virtual Machine -> Under “Support + troubleshooting” -> Selected “Reset password” as shown in below screenshot.

-> I performed a reset of my existing account. Read the info next to Username as shown below,

-> You can also create a new account here and will be added as an admin account.

-> In my case I reset the password for an existing account. I provided the username and then the password to reset the account.

-> I tried logging in and it worked out well.

-> But still I dont know the reason why this happened? I will troubleshoot this further in case this happens again.

Thank You,
Vivek Janakiraman

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