Your Biomath account is the account you use to log in to the domain workstations at Biomathematics. This howto will teach you two main ways to change the password for that account. Changing this password does not change your password for any other UCLA-affiliated account (e.g. BOL, Mednet, etc.) If what you need changed is your Biomath email password, please go to this page
. If what you need changed is your BOL password, please go to this page
. If you are not sure what it is you need, you can ask us for assistance via the Helpdesk
On a Windows Domain Computer
This method only works if you know what your current password is.
First, make sure that you're using a domain workstation. How do you know if your computer is a domain workstation? There are a few ways. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, chances are you are using a domain workstation. Also, please note that this method will only work if you're using a Windows PC. If you are using any other operating system, please use the second method.
- When you first log in to the computer, is there a Log on to: field in the box and does it specify BIOMATHEMATICS in it?
- When you log in, is there a "BIOMATHEMATICS\" that precedes your username (e.g. BIOMATHEMATICS\joebruin)?
- Right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Under Computer Name, does the domain read as "biomath.local"?
Once you're sure that you are logged in to a domain computer, press CONTROL+ALT+DELETE
on your keyboard. You should see the desktop disappear and a couple options appear. Select the Change a Password... option. Your username field should be pre-filled. Type in your current password once and your new password twice. Save and you're done!
In Person at the IT Office
If, for whatever reason, you can't change the password on your own, please contact the Biomathematics IT Office for further assistance. You can reach us at our office located at the Gonda Research Center, Room 4558, extension x72453.