You try to reset password for your Azure VM via the Azure portal – Reset Password method and you get the error message – “VMAccss extension does not work with domain controller”. How do we reset the password now?
Good News! We can reset the password by deploying a custom script extension (powershell script) to the VM. Below are the steps 1. Create a ps1 file in your local PC and name as ‘resetpw.ps1’. The script should have the below contents. net user username newpassword Note: username above is the VM username and newpassword should be the password you want it to be.
2. Select your VM and under settings choose Extensions – Add New. 3. Create Custom Script Extension
4. Install the new custom script extension and upload the above created .ps1 file to Azure via Azure portal:
5. Now you should see a Provisioning Succeeded message.
6. That’s it, you can now login using the new password.