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How to reset the username and password on the iDRAC7

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We have a Dell PowerEdge R320 server which was installed by a previous contractor. I have noticed that the IDRAC7 login is not the default and therefore assume that it has been changed. What would be the must convenient method of resetting the iDRAC login back to it's factory default of "root" and "calvin"?

I have downloaded and installed Dell OpenManage Essentials and OMSA but can't spot any utilities in there that would allow me to reset the iDRAC. Do I really have to Telnet into it in order to reset it?
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you have to run racadm racreset to restore to factory defaults

RACADM Command Line Reference Guide for iDRAC7 1.40.40 and CMC 4.4
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-m1000e_Developer%27s%20Guide6_en-us.pdf

page 97

racadm can be run from a telnet session, or as a downloaded from dell

RACADM Command Line Interface for DRAC
http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/3205.racadm-command-line-interface-for-drac.aspx

the other option is through POST in the idrac config; the above 2 methods are fine if you don't want/can't reboot
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I resolved the problem shortly after posting the question
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