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Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008
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Reset Forgotten Admin Password on Windows Server 2008

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Here is the step-by-step guide on how to reset forgotten passwords for both local administrator and domain administrator on Windows Server 2008. It can also unlock your locked or disabled user …

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to reset forgotten passwords for both local administrator and domain administrator on Windows Server 2008. It can also unlock your locked or disabled user account.

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  • 1. HOW TO RESET FORGOTTEN ADMIN PASSWORD ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008?
  • 2. PROBLEMS:  Lost or forgot the administrator password on a rarely used server?  Former employees leave your company without giving you the password?  Locked out of a local or domain administrator account on Windows Server 2008? http://www.top-password.com
  • 3. SOLUTION: Being in my line of work, I make use of dozens of test servers and virtual machines and from time to time I can forget what the administrator password is. Whatever the reason is you have forgotten the administrator password on Windows Server 2008 (R2), it’s a breeze to reset Windows Server 2008 password so I though I would share. http://www.top-password.com
  • 4. There are many tricks and tools that could be used to crack Windows password. To save time, I would use PCUnlocker to simply reset the password. PCUnlocker is a recovery CD that could be used to reset forgotten passwords for both local administrator and domain administrator on Windows Server 2008. It can also unlock your locked or disabled user account. Let’s see how it works. http://www.top-password.com
  • 5. STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: Step 1: Before getting started, you need to make a PCUnlocker Live CD (or USB drive) using another PC. Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker and then burn it to a CD with the freeware ISO2Disc. To reset the password of a Windows 2008 virtual machine, you can skip this step and set your virtual machine to boot directly from PCUnlocker ISO image. http://www.top-password.com
  • 6. Step 2: Shut down your locked machine that is running Windows Server 2008. Now you need to get it to boot from the CD you just created. Make sure your boot order is setup properly in the BIOS, so that the machine will attempt to boot from CD/DVD first, before the hard drive. http://www.top-password.com
  • 7. Step 3: After booting from the CD, you’ll see the PCUnlocker program when the booting procedure is complete. The program provides you two recovery option:  Reset Local Admin/User Password  Reset Active Directory Password The first option allows you to remove local administrator password and DSRM password, while the second option lets you reset lost domain admin / user passwords on domain controller. http://www.top-password.com
  • 8. For example, if you need to reset domain admin password, click on the “Reset Active Directory Password” option. The program will show you a list of domain user accounts that are stored in Active Directory database (ntds.dit). Choose the administrator account and click on “Reset Password” button. The program will unlock/enable the account and assign a new password to your domain administrator account. That is because the password policy doesn’t accept a blank password. http://www.top-password.com
  • 9. After resetting your password, reboot the machine and remove the CD, you can then log on Windows Server 2008 and regain access to all data and files on your computer. That’s it! Enjoy! http://www.top-password.com

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