How to use Net User syntax properly when the login ID is an email address?

Happy Hopping

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so if the user ID is john, then I have no problem using Net User and change password by typing under command prompt:

net user john newpassword

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but I can't get the syntax right when the user ID is

johndoe@yahoo.com

for eg.

what should the exact syntax be?
 
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ryan_975

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Net user doesn’t work on connected accounts since the local system is not the source of authentication.
You can only reset the password online.
 

Happy Hopping

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it's not a connected acct., is it? it's just a name choosen by the owner as to what the login ID is. She so happen to use her email addr.
 

kennyluu87

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Have you tried running the command "net user" to see what the account actually shows on the computer? Sometime special characters are either replaced or removed. I would see what the account shows under when running the command "net user" after you find that you can just use that username.
 

Mazzspeed

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That will be a Microsoft account, stupidest idea ever this side of the Apple ID.

You cannot reset a cloud based account the way you reset the password on a local account. To reset the password regarding Microsoft accounts, you have to use the online procedure - Be prepared for a world of pain.
 
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