We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

win2003 server password

Medium Priority
301 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
hi,

i have a machine with windows server2003, which have not used for a long time.  I try now to log in but have forgot the password.
How do i reset the pwd, or how can I retrieve the old one.  Any ideas ??.

br,
Thanasis
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Author of the Year 2010
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Commented:
Try with password reset disks (CD's), like UBCD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ or similar...
It works on XP, but i dont know if it works with WinSever2003 (ActiveDirectory ?).

Anyway, thake thic Boot cd, insert it in optical drive and reboot computer. You will be asked if you want to boot from cd, confirm. It will boot in Windows-like interface, and  you will have many applications (system tools) available, and among then Windows password reset tools.. I didn't try las UBCD version (i have ver. 2 to be honest) so i cant navigate you, but i think you have everything you need in official website.
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Author of the Year 2010
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
The Windows boot cd version I posted is much easier to use then the non-windows version.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.