Windows Server 2008 r2 forgot administrator passwordDocument Transcript
Windows Server 2008 r2 forgotadministrator passwordThis post shows simple ways to reset local and domain administratorpassword when forgot Windows server 2008 r2 administrator password.When forgot administrator password of windows server 2008 (r2) and donthave a password reset disk, many people may choose to reinstall windowsor restore to factory setting. As a matter of fact, it is not a goodsolution. It may take lots of time, and may cause data loss. This articleshows you tree easy, reliable and effective solutions to reset theforgotten password without reinstalling windows.Solution 1: Reset server 2008 admin password with another administratoraccountSolution 2: Reset Administrator password with windows 2008 password resetdiskSolution 3: Reset windows 2008 admin is tat or password with VodusoftPassword software1. Reset 2008 (r2) admin password with anotheradministrator account
When forgot administrator password of windows server 2008 (r2), you canlogin windows server with another account who has administrator privilegeto reset a new password to the locked user. Just follow the steps below:If your windows server 2008 is a domain server, follow the instructionsbelow:Step 1: Login Windows server 2008 with the account who has administratorprivilege.Step 2: Open Computer and User Manage: Right click computer, selectComputer Manage.Step 3: Expand User Node: System Tools -> Local User and Groups -> User,and you will see user on right panel.Step 4: Right click Administrator user, and then select "ResetPassword...".Step 5: Input new password and click OK.If your windows server 2008 is a local server, follow the instructionsbelow:Step 1: Login Windows server 2008 with another account who hasadministrator privilege.Step 2: Open Active Directory User and Computer: Start -> Administrativetools -> Active Directory User and Computer.Step 3: Expand User Node: Domain -> Users, and all domain users will bedisplay on right panel.Step 4: Right click Administrator user, and then select "ResetPassword...".Step 4: Enter a new password and click OK.2. Reset forgotten Administrator password withwindows 2008 password reset diskIf you have a windows server 2008 password reset disk, you can followthe instructions below to create a new password to administrator accountwith few clicks.
1. Boot windows server 2008 to the login screen.2. Input the user name and the password (a wrong password), and click "login" button to log in.3. If the password is wrong, you will got a message "The user name orpassword is not correct". Click "OK" to close this message.4. Few words "Reset Password..." will appear under password box. Click"Reset Password..." to start up password reset wizard.5. When password reset wizard starts, insert windows server 2008 passwordreset disk, and follow the wizard to create a new password to theadministrator account.3. Reset windows 2008 administrator passwordwith Vodusoft Password softwareWhen solution 1 and solutions 2 cannot help you reset windows server 2008administrator password, you can spend a few minutes to try this solution.This solution describes how to use Vodusoft Software to resetadministrator password without any account and passwords.Download Windows Password Reset Special Trial VersionSimple Guide to reset windows server 2008 (r2) administrator passwordwith Vodusoft password software.Step 1: Get Vodusoft Windows Password Reset Special and install it in anaccessible windows.Step 2: Create a bootable windows server 2008 password reset disk withVodusoft software.
2.1 Run Vodusoft password program. 2.2 Insert USB disk or CD/DVD disc. 2.3 Click “Burn to USB” or “Burn to CD/DVD” button to burn Vodusoft program to disk.Step 3: Boot the server 2008 computer from windows server 2008 passwordreset disk. 3.1 Access to BIOS and set the server computer to boot from USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM. 3.2 Insert windows server 2008 password reset disk to server computer. 3.3 Restart server computer and it will boot from password reset disk.Step 4: When Vodusoft password program starts, select administrator user,then click reset button to reset a new password for it. Note: If you havemore than one system on the computer, you have to select windows server2008 from drop-list.
Step 5: Click "Reboot" to restart computer and you can login asadministrator with new password.4．Reset Windows Server 2008 password with 2008 install CD.1. Insert Windows 2008 setup CD to your 2008 computer, and boot youcomputer from Windows 2008 setup CD.2. Boot computer to repair mode, and then start "Command prompt".3. Backup Utilman.exe, and then copy cmd.exe to Utilman.exe.4. Reboot computer and a Command prompt windows appears.5. User net user command to set a new password to the administrator user:NeT user administrator <new password>.6. Close the Command prompt windows, and login with new password.7. Restore Utilman.exe files.http://www.vodusoft.com/windows-server-2008-r2-forgot-administrator-password.html