Administrator Password Reset


  • I have Windows 2008 R2 Server, It's not accepting my Administrator Password.

    How to Access and Reset Server Admin Password. 

    I have Windows Server on Raid-1 Drive Installed.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:01 AM

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  • This one might help.



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:03 AM
  • Hi

     Check that one also;

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:26 AM
  • Put a Windows installation media into your device and boot from the installation media

    at the first screen of installation don't press next instead press F10

    then you will get access to a command prompt 

    cd c:\windows\system32
    ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.bak
    copy cmd.exe utilman.exe

    then reset the computer and boot with your orginal os 

    when you see press ctl+alt+del to login at the left lower part of the screen click on ease of access

    then you'll get access to a command promp

    To reset an existing users password:
    net user Username Password

    To create a new user account:
    net user NewGuy Password /add

    To add them to the Administrators usergroup:
    net localgroup Administrators NewGuy /add

    Reverting Changes:C:
    cd windows\system32
    del utilman.exe
    ren utilman.exe.bak utilman.exe

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:05 AM
  • Apart from above, you can also try using this free Lepide Local user management tool which also provides the option to reset local users password within few clicks.
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:26 AM
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