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The virtual machines on Windows Azure allow to connect from RDP. But how can I reset the administrator password if the password has been lost?

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Actually you can with PowerShell's help. For more details read "Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines: Reset Forgotten Admin Passwords with Windows PowerShell".

Import-Module Azure

$subscriptionName = "Windows Azure MSDN - Visual Studio Ultimate"
$cloudSvcName = "ChangeThisWithYourVMServiceName"
$VMname = "ChangeThisWithYourVMName"

Select-AzureSubscription -Current $subscriptionName
Get-AzureSubscription | Format-Table –Property SubscriptionName
$adminCredentials = Get-Credential -Message "Enter new credentials"
$virtualMachine = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $cloudSvcName -Name $VMname
    If ($virtualMachine.VM.ProvisionGuestAgent) {
        Set-AzureVMAccessExtension -VM $virtualMachine `
            -UserName $adminCredentials.UserName `
            -Password $adminCredentials.GetNetworkCredential().Password `
            -ReferenceName "VMAccessAgent" | 
        Update-AzureVM
        Restart-AzureVM -ServiceName $virtualMachine.ServiceName -Name $virtualMachine.Name
    } else {
        Write-Output "$($virtualMachine.Name): VM Agent Not Installed"
    }
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It will work only if provision agent is installed. If you do not have provision agent installed you are screwed. –  Mahin Jul 6 at 13:35

There is no way to do this now, but you can get the data off of the drive if you need to. Please see the Microsoft answer here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/nb-NO/WAVirtualMachinesVirtualNetwork/thread/92a55a09-19c9-4731-b7a6-2b1a9ea909f7

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