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Ultimate ways to reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password
Posted by: Fonsapwoer (IP Logged)
Date: February 18, 2013 09:42PM
Windows Server 2008, an old but still not outdate Windows operation system, has always been welcome by both big and small companies. Many enterprises use it as a workstation. It means a group of computers and devices on a network are administrated as a unit with common procedures and rules. And the host computer is able to manage all the computers through its administrator account and password. As we all know, when we forget our Windows Server 2008 domain password, we can reset password Windows Server 2008 through the domain administrator easily. But this will not work if we forgot Windows Server 2008 domain admin password.

Reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password with an installation disk

Step 1: Insert the installation disc in your locked computer and boot it from the installation disc.

Step 2: Click "Repair your computer" and then you will see a wizard.

Step 3: Tap on “Command Prompt” and then type the following commands in the command prompt window.
MOVE C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe.bak
COPY C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe

Step 4: After that, restart your computer and click on “Ease of access” in the login screen.

Step 5: When it comes to the new command prompt page, input "net user administrator" and then press “Enter” to confirm. Now you will be asked to enter your new password twice. You can also set a password hint here.

Reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password by creating a new domain admin account

Step 1: Download and install Anmosoft Windows Password Reset in any accessible computer you can run as administrator.

Step 2: Create a bootable Windows password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive prepared in advance according to the step-by- step guide.

Step 3: Start Windows server 2008 you want to reset domain admin password for from the bootable Windows password reset disk.

Step 4: When the password reset windows pops up, you can reset password or change it into a new one or create a new admin account.

At last, reboot your Windows Server 2008 computer and you will be able to log in with the new password.

Re: Ultimate ways to reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password
Posted by: Cathli (IP Logged)
Date: December 18, 2013 09:22PM

Re: Ultimate ways to reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password
Posted by: Kerrydance (IP Logged)
Date: January 04, 2014 09:58AM
Hello! this is metioned on another same topic.
An available solution is:
Reset windows password with "Advanced WIndows password recovery tool"
This tool is to reset the password offline.
If you forgot server 2008/R2 domain password, you can see this article about server 2003/2008/2000 domain password recovery. Two steps:
1. Create a password reset disk;
2. Reset Windows server 2008/2003/2000 local or domain password by a few click!
Step-by-step guide: Reset Windows server 2008/r2 Admin password
This is currently the fastest and easiest way to reset Window local and domian accounts pssword.

Re: Ultimate ways to reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password
Posted by: Andonyfran (IP Logged)
Date: March 31, 2015 09:57AM
Kerrydance Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hello! this is metioned on another same topic.
> An available solution is:
> Reset windows password with "Advanced WIndows
> password recovery tool"
> This tool is to reset the password offline.
> If you forgot server 2008/R2 domain password, you
> can see this article about server 2003/2008/2000
> domain password recovery. Two steps:
> 1. Create a password reset disk;
> 2. Reset Windows server 2008/2003/2000 local or
> domain password by a few click!
> Step-by-step guide: Reset Windows server 2008/r2 Admin password
> This is currently the fastest and easiest way to
> reset Window local and domian accounts pssword.

Awesome saved me a big headache, works perfectly smiling smiley



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