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AuthenticablePrincipal::ChangePassword Method

Changes the account password from the old password to the new password. Do not use this with a ComputerPrincipal.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement (in System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.dll)
void ChangePassword(
	String^ oldPassword, 
	String^ newPassword


Type: System::String

The password that is changed.

Type: System::String

The new password.


The principal has not been persisted.


The new password does not meet the complexity requirements.


The principal is not a user.

This method is not intended for computer principals. Calling this with a ComputerPrincipal will cause a NotSupportedException to be thrown.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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