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Forgot my Windows Server 2008 Administrator Password

jcbcompu1
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Last time I used this server was a couple of years ago, now I need to use it but can't remember the password. Is there anyway I can reset the admin passwor ? Please advise ASAP
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DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity Engineer
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use a product like PE Builder to crack the password

is it standalone...or can you log in with another account?

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Ok let me try

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if you have installation DVD, then forget all tools & use this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/85657-password-reset.html

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Hi Ackles, I do have it actually,  

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Then go for this, takes just 2 minutes & no extra headache of additional softwares.
I am not saying that other solutions won't work or are not good, this is just what I think is much easier (in my humble opinion) & the article is very easy to follow.

Let know if you need further assistance?

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Ackes, one word : AWESOME ! it worked my friend, thank you thank you, you are the best.
Now I have to find an article how to migrate my old SBS 2003 to this 2008. IF you can help let me know.
Thanks

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Glad it worked!!!
Please post it as another question, I am sure you will get good help.

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Hey, does this make sense? or you need more assistance?

Please read all the comments in the blog, as there are different experiences.

I would suggest, that you run through it & if you come across any issues then open a new question. I say so because then your question will have different heading & zone & more experts can assist you.

Best of luck,
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Ackles, thanks again you were right on the money.

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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for jcbcompu1's comment http:/Q_27426406.html#37066317

for the following reason:

Ackles is awesome, right on the money, he was right to follow his suggestion.

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Sorry, do you intend not to Accept Answer or was that by mistake that you selected your own comment as Answer?

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Please see the accepted comment...

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jcbcompu1,

I got an email that there was an objection to the way you closed this question.

It appears from reading it further that you need to accept ID: 37066095

as the correct answer and award the points to Ackles.  If you need assistance, please click the "Request Attention" button at the bottom right of your original question.

(NOTE: if you already know all this just ignore me. :) )

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The Cleaner, I apologize for the inconvenience, yes ID : 37066095 solved the problem. Let me know if there is anything else I need to do to clarify this.

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