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windows key + U  not bringing up command prompt, but brings up ease of access panel. trying to reset password.

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Hi, i have a server which I am trying to access and change password, i have gone through the repair process and have changed the cmd.exe to Utilman.exe and rebooted the server but when I press the windows key + U key it brings up the "ease of access" panel. please help if there is another way to to get a command prompt. The server is windows 2012 r2. Thanks in advance
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by:rindi
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Win+X, then press "A" if you want to run the CMD prompt as Admin, or "C" if as logged on user.
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ZuluGuru, have you really done it the right way (and not the other way round)?
You need to
1 rename utilman.exe to utilman.exebak
2 copy cmd.exe to the same folder
3 rename the copy of cmd to utilman.exe

After rebooting, simply click on the icon as shown here:
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See below
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