Windows Password Key

I want to use windows password key to change the admin account on windows server 2008. Anyone has experience with this. Is there another I can use?
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Snowbella KilangitAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The admin account on Server 2008 (and all modern Windows systems) should remain disabled so it cannot be used. Use a different account and make it a member of the admin / domain admin groups.

If you must, here is a relevant TechNet article.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/cc754651(v=ws.10).aspx
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Snowbella KilangitAuthor Commented:
That is how it is setup, sorry I was not clear enough...admin account is disabled. Using the msadmin account, changed the password recently without commiting to memory. Its a test server. Thank yo John!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Keep a private record of the secondary admin account. It is easy to change and there is no password key I know of needed to do this.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, if you have already forgotten the password, you can try Pogo Stick.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

It may help you reset the password (not discover it).
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
There are many, many ways of resetting a local account i.e. pogostick

1. Locate your Windows install media).
2. Restart your computer with the install media
3. Choose the 'Repair Your Computer' option.
4. Launch a command prompt
cd \windows\system32
ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.old
copy cmd.exe utilman.exe

5. Restart your computer.
6. At the login, click the Ease of Access button to open a command prompt or press the shift key 5 times...
7. Reset your password using the command prompt.
net user administrator newpassword1
net user administrator /active:yes
-- or create a new user with admin priviledges
net user hacker mysup3rs3cr3tp@ssw0rd /add
net localgroup administrators hacker /add
 
8. Login to Windows with your new password.
--- clean up after yourself not needed
from a command prompt
del c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
ren c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.old utilman.exe
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