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How do I reset my Administrator password on Server 2008 R2?

I forgot the administrator password to my server! How do I reset that password?
Windows Server 2008

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tols12

8/22/2022 - Mon
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tols12

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Perfect. So i just click on the big green "Free Download" button?

I have tried booting from a memory stick but it won't let me. I don't see the option in the boot menu. Am i doing it right?
tols12

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It looks like I have to purchase that software you gave me the URL to. Is there anything else that is a free utility?
wantabe2

The only free way is with Ubuntu:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/

I've never used that procedure before & it looks like a long process but at least it is free. I think I'd spend a few dollars & purchase the software if it were me... hope this helps.
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tols12

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Ok. I REALLY appreciate your help and quick response!!