How to Reset Windows Server 2008 Password

June 22, 2012 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

I am running Windows Server 2008. I have forgotten my Windows Server 2008 password. I tried with many freeware, but no use. I have tried many other things also, but no luck. Is there any way to reset the password in Windows Server 2008? Please help me.

Forgot Windows administrator password on the server you haven’t logging on for a long time? Former system admin has left without leaving the Server password? How to reset Windows Server 2008 password without losing any file on it?

Windows 2008 R2 server is the latest and the most secure server operating system from Microsoft.  There are many free Windows password recovery software available on the net but none of them can work with Windows Server 2008. In this article,  I’ll explain a very simple way to reset Windows Server 2008 administrator password in two minutes.

Reset Windows Password is the software you required to reset Windows Server 2008 password.  The software comes as an ISO image and we need to write it onto a CD. It will be a bootable CD which will be used to boot the locked computer and perform password resetting.

How to Reset Windows Server 2008 Password:

  1. Download the zip archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip it and burn the ISO image to a blank CD or USB stick.
  2. Insert the CD or USB stick into your locked computer and let your computer boot from it.
  3. After a while the bootdisk will launch the Reset Windows Password utility, which shows all Windows user accounts available for your Windows installation. By default the Reset Local Admin/User Password option will be selected, the program will display a list of Windows local user accounts. If you want to reset domain administrator password, please choose the Reset Active Directory Password option.
  4. Choose a user account whose password you forgot, then click Reset Password button. The program will quickly reset the unknown/forgotten password as well as unlock the user account if it is disabled or locked out.

Now we’ve successfully reset Windows Server 2008 password. Next time you power on the computer, you’ll be able to log on Windows Server 2008 system without being asked for the old password you’ve forgotten.

Note: Don’t try to crack other systems with this CD. Use only to recover or reset admin password for your computers or the computers you are responsible.