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Reset Forgotten Admin Password for Any Windows Virtual Machine in VMware

January 7th, 2013 by Admin

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine running in VMware Player and I have forgotten the administrator password. How can I recover or reset the password?

Forgot the administrator password for a VMware guest operating system? How to hack into a VMware Fusion image whose admin password is not known? In this tutorial we’ll show you an easy way to reset forgotten administrator password for your Windows virtual machine running in VMware.

How to Reset Forgotten Admin Password for Any Windows Virtual Machine in VMware?

First, try to download the Reset Windows Password utility. After the download is complete, unzip the download file and you’ll get a bootable CD image file called ResetWindowsPwd.iso.

To mount the ISO image file in VMware Workstation or Server, go to your existing Virtual Machine. Double-click on the CD-ROM drive. By default, you are probably using the physical drive. To change that and use a disk image, click on Use ISO Image and choose the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file. At this point the ISO is ready for use by the virtual machine.

Power on the virtual machine. At the VMware BIOS screen, press the ESC key to bring up the boot menu. Select to boot from CD-ROM. It will load the mini operating system and next launch the Reset Windows Password program inside the ISO image. The program automatically search and display all local user accounts on your virtual machine.

Choose the administrator account and then click on Reset Password button, it will remove your forgotten administrator password instantly. In case the administrator account is locked out or disabled, the program will also unlock/enable the account in background. Now re-configure your virtual machine to boot from virtual hard drive, you’ll be able to log in to the administrator account without being asked to enter a password.

Reset Windows Password utility could be used to reset forgotten administrator passwords of Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. It works for both physical machines as well as virtual VMware images.

How to Reset Admin Password on Virtual Machine

August 13th, 2012 by Admin

I have presently created a Windows XP virtual machine as well as have been making use of it with no troubles. Today when I start my computer, it asked me for an administrator password. I suppose that I did not set up since I have not at all asked for it prior to. How can I reset the password or else do I require to rebuild a new machine? Can I make use of a password reset utility? Thanks in advance for any assist.

I was given a Virtual PC file which belongs to a worker who left our business. The Virtual PC has vital files and data. I started up the request in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, however cannot logon for the reason that we do not be acquainted with any user names or passwords for the machine. How be I able to reset the Administrator password on the virtual machine?

Actually, resetting admin password on a virtual machine is the same process as resetting one from a physical machine, if you have created a Windows password reset CD. Most virtual machine software like VirtualBox, MS Virtual PC, Parallels, VMware etc, provides the feature of booting virtual machine from physical CD and ISO image. So you can let your virtual machine boot from Windows password reset CD and reset your forgotten admin password easily. It’s more convenient that you can also boot from ISO image to reset Windows password, without having to physically burn a password reset CD.

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside VMware Workstation, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VMware Administrator Password

To reset admin password on virtual machine running inside Microsoft Virtual PC, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Virtual PC Password

To reset admin password for virtual machine in VirtualBox, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset VirtualBox Password

To reset admin password for Parallels virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Lost Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password for Parallels Virtual Machine

To reset Windows domain admin password on virtual machine, please refer to this guide:
How to Reset Windows Domain Password