How To Reset The Domain Admin Password On Windows Server 2008 R2


I Forgot My Password Administrator Of Windows Server 2008 R2


Reset Password Administrator Windows Server 2008 R2 Installation DVD

how to reset the password of Windows Server 2008 R2

If you have lost or do not remember the password on a domain Administrator Windows Server 2008 R2, we can try the following procedure.

What we need is a DVD to install the same version of Windows Server 2008: then we are careful whether this version 32bit, 64bit, datacenter, standard, enterprise edition and other versions.

The procedure is quite simple, just a few well-placed controls and resolves the problem.

Replacing The File Utilman.Exe

First we turn off the server and maintain boot the server from DVD by inserting a DVD to install Windows Server (same version installed): the Welcome screen, select “Repair your computer” (Repair your computer) in the bottom left.

reset password admin Windows Server 2008 R2

We advanced to the point where there appears a screen where basically there is the ability to run the Command Prompt (Command Prompt) and select it.

WindowsServer2008R2 command prompt

Let’s open a command prompt and perform a backup of the file utilman.exe :

MOVE C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Utilman.exe C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Utilman.exe.bak

Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator access

The next step is to copy cmd.exe renamed in Utilman.exe :

COPY C: \ Windows \ System32 \ cmd.exe C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Utilman.exe

Windows Server 2008 R2 change password

At this point we can close and restart the server.

This time we do a normal start but, when we have to make a login, we click on the icon Ease of Access (Accessibility):

WindowsServer2008R2 command accessible

In this way, we just have to open Command Prompt with which we will change the password of Administrator with the following command

net user administrator *

After pressing enter you will be prompted to set a new password and confirm it.

Attention: of course you type the password on the screen NOT BE ‘DISPLAYED. Not preoccupiamocene …

Windows Server 2008 R2 password changed

Finally, once logged on, we must:

– Delete the file Utilman.exe;

– Rename Utilman.exe.bak original Utilman.exe.

That’s all !!!

Simple right?

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