Reset Virtual Machine Local Admin Password in Azure Portal

Troubleshooting a Virtual Machine access connection and thinking the local administrator password is incorrect or SSH key?

This can be reset within the Virtual Machine section on the Azure Portal

Note:- This option creates a VM extension “VMAccess” to reset the built-in administrator account.

Some additions the extension also configures for Windows & Linux

Windows:- Will also reset the Remote Desktop Service configuration

Linux:- Will reset an existing users credentials/ssh key, if non-exist it will create a new user with sudo privileges and reset the SSH configuration

How do I reset?

Simple! Within your Virtual Machine, select Rest Password



Windows option


Linux Option

Another available option to assist you with Virtual Machine access troubleshooting

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