Solved

forgot my windows server 2008 R2 password

Posted on 2012-03-14
6
682 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-09
Dear experts,

I have forgotten my server 2008 R2 password, is there anyway to recover?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:uknet80
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:-MAS
ID: 37719680
Please read my article
Recover windows2008 password
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Elmar-H
ID: 37719686
Yes, do following:

1. Boot from windows Install DVD
2. Use Computerrepairoptions and take Windows Server 2008
3. Go to C:\windows\system32
4. rename Ultiman.exe to Ultiman.exe.bak
5. Reboot without DVD to Windows
6. Klick on Button on down left side
7. Now you can add a new User and import to local admins. (Net user Username Userpasswort /add" "Net localgroup „Administratoren“ Username /add"
8. Now boot again from DVD and restore the Ultiman.exe.bak to Ultiman.exe with overwrite the existing one.
9. Reboot to Windows with new User for Login

Ready!
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Treoctone earned 500 total points
ID: 37719826
This worked for me and does not require a new user account to be created.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/winservergen/thread/55fb6d5b-75d8-4341-9eaa-aff237fae326

And this is from the above link.

using Windows 2008 R2 installtion CD and reboot the server. Than startup Windows Recovery Environment and from there you can replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.

On the logon screen, press the SHIFT several times. This will open cmd and you can reset the password with

net user username newpassword
after you logged in succesfully replace sethc.exe with original one from c:\
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:balag007
ID: 37719989
iren Boot CD Is best option to reset the local administrator passwords .
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:uknet80
ID: 37720208
straightforward answer.

thank you
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
Many of us need to configure DHCP server(s) in their environment. We can do that simply via DHCP console on server or using MMC snap-in on each computer with Administrative Tools installed in a network. But what if we have to configure many DHCP ser…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question