troubleshooting Question

Reset local admin password via recovery cmd

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Hello,

I am trying to reset the local admin password for Windows Server 2K16. The only account that has access to the desktop is a basic user account so I am unable to make any changes in the GUI (lusrmgr.msc). I tried to boot to the windows recovery prompt but I can not seem to find the drive with the local os installed. Below are the following drives that I can see in recovery cmd:

A:
D:
X:

How can I get C, or the hdd with the actual os to show? I do have a \windows\system32 folder in X but there is no utilman.exe file. This is a VMWare box if that helps

Thanks in advance!
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