net user administrator <new password>
Posted on 2011-10-22
I was setting up our new server as the Role of ACTIVE DIRECTORY DOMAIN CONTROLLER and the OS (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard) popped up w/ a dialog box instructing me that I had to run 'net user administrator passwordreq:yes' b/c the local administrator account had no password. I did this and when I tried to log back in, I had to use the password <passwordreq:yes> in order to successfully log in.
I figured I would remove & re-add the Role as Domain controller and when the dialog box reappeared, I ran 'net user administrator <newpassword> this time. Now I cannot get ANY previous, blank, or <newpassword> set of credentials to work.
I am at a stand still until I get this recovered. ANY IDEAS on how to recover, or reset, the current password for Administrator? I have not yet created any other accounts and have no way of logging in.