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Hi I lost my administrator password of my windows server .
is there any chance to retrive it or change it
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by:Alan Hardisty
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If you have another admin account on the domain, you can login as that account, then reset the admin password.

Do you have another account handy?
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I've had great success resetting passwords on windows OS with Trinity Rescue Kit.

http://trinityhome.org
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Is this your domain administrator account or just a local user account?

If it is local then this tool works everytime

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
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by:Anthony Perkins
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If you have no way of reseting the sa password than you will have to re-install SQL Server.  Just make sure to save your data files, you may need them.
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