Ultimate ways to reset Windows Server 2008 domain admin password
Posted by: Fonsapwoer
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.