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

Problem:

I Forgot My Password Administrator Of Windows Server 2008 R2

Solution:

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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