How to Reset Windows Server 2008 Local and Domain Password

Jul 25 2013

Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced is powerful that it can easily reset all versions of windows user accounts’ password with CD, DVD and/or USB Flash Drive, such as Windows 8/7/Vista/XP local administrator password and Windows server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 local and domain administrator/user password.

This tutorial will show you how to use “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” to reset Windows Server 2008 administrator password (Include local and domain administrator password) )with CD/DVD or USB. We highly recommend you to use a USB Flash Drive because of its small size and simple usage. With this software, Windows Server 2008 password recovery becomes so easy and no data will be lost.

Step 1: Download and install Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced on anther computer you can login as administrator.

Free Download Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced

How to get “Windows Password Reset Advanced”?

You can download the full version after purchasing Windows Password Reset Advanced, and then install it on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000.

After you click Buy Now button on our website, it will navegate you to another order platform, Swreg, which is one of the most popular e-commerce platform of world. You will receive a e-mail with download link in it when you successfully process the purchasing. The procedure is easy and secure.

Step 2: Run the software to create a Windows server password recovery disk with CD/DVD or USB.

Note: You have to do this on another computer.

Option 1: Create a Windows server password recovery disk with USB.

1. Plug in a writable USB Flash Drive and choose USB Device.
2. In second step, select you drive name from the pull-down list. Click Begin Burning button, the burning process will start.
3. Burning completed successfully, take out you USB Flash Drive.

Option 1: Create a Windows server password recovery disk with CD/DVD.

1. Plug in a writable CD/DVD and choose CD/DVD.
2. Select you drive name from the pull-down list. Click Begin Burning button, the burning process will start.
3. Burning completed successfully, take out you CD/DVD.

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Step 3: Plug in the newly recovery disk to your locked computer, boot the computer from CD/DVD or USB.

Start your locked computer (for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 local user password recovery) or the server computer (for Windows server 2008/2003/2000 domain password recovery) and press BIOS entry key as soon as possible to get into the BIOS SETUP table, change the devices boot order, After you saving the change, your computer will restart automatically and boot from your recovery disk.

Step 4: Reset Windows server 2008 administrator password by a few cliks.

After booting from your Windows password recovery disk, Windows Password Reset Advanced will start automatically and display a friendly interface.

Now you can reset any user account password of your computer.

1. Select Windows Server 2008 from list. All Windows system on your computer will be listed.
2. Click a user account from the user list. All user accounts of your Windows will be listed.
3. Click Reset Password button and click Yes when a confirm dialog pops up to reset user’s password, then you can reset other users’ password as well.
If your system is Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000, Windows Password Reset Advanced will reset the password as blank, you can log on without password.
If your system is Windows Server 2008/2003/2000, the password will be reset as Asunsoft@2012, you can logon with this new password.
4. After resetting password successfully, click Reboot. When a cinfirm dialog pops up, eject Windows server password recovery disk, and click Yes to restart your computer then you can feel free to login Windows server 2008 administrator with new password.

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Tips: “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” allows you to create new administrator account to Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 without loging. You can click Add User button to add a new user(Administrator) then you can login your locked computer with this new account.

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How to Change Administrator Password Windows Server 2008

Oct 06 2012

This article describes two ways to change an Windows server 2008 administrator password. No matter which platform your server 2008 work on, work group or on a domain. These two methods can both work fine. As we know, it is very easy to change local/domain administrator password in Windows server 2008 if you know the original password.

Three steps can change admin password server 2008.

Step 1: Logon Windows server 2008 administrator which you want to change its password. Press ctrl+alt+delete when you on desk screen.

Step 2: Desk screen change to another screen that you can log off the current user, switch user or change the current user password. Now click change a password.

Step 3: Type the current user account password, type in a new password and again to confirm. Then click the arrow key.

However, if the administrator password you want to change is unknown, what do i do? Take it easy, to change a unknown administrator password on Windows server 2008, we can use “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” to reset any lost local/domain user account password with CD/DVD or USB flash drive, pen drive etc.

Step 1: Download and install “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” on another computer you have access to.

Step 2: Insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB, run the software to create a Windows Password Recovery CD/USB.

Step 3: Boot your locked server computer from CD/USB. Then you can reset any user account password on a friendly interface, including local and domain password. The unknown password will be changed to a new one by default.

More details please reffer to: Resetting a forgotten administrator password on server 2008/R2.

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Forgot Active Directory Administrator Password on Server 2008

Sep 27 2012

So as we know, more and more people and groups have used a Active Directory to manage a group of computer work on a domain. Windows server 2008/R2 became more and more popular that it has a strong secure policy. However, in case that we forgot the administrator password and lose access to the Active Directory, how to retrieve it or reset it without reinstalling system?

Reseting a forgotten AD admin password is more troublesome than  a local password. Many methods for Windows password recovery are unavailable in that case. Fortunately, here are two available methods can help accomlish this task.

Method 1. To reset Active Directory Admin Password, You Need A Installation CD

The Windows server 2008 installation CD is a good choice to reset Domain controller password. If you have it in hand, you can follow these steps to reset AD password.

1. Start Windows server 2008 with your installation CD.

2. Choose a appropriate language  and click Next.

3. Select repair your computer.

4. When the following screen appears, select  Command Prompt option.

5. When the command prompt opens, Navigate to the system drive – depending on the system and configuration, it could have the letter C: or D: assigned. Change to Windows folder and than to folder System32.

6. Rename the file Utilman.exe to Utilman.exe.bak using the command line:(move Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak)  and Copy Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak (copy Cmd.exe Utilman.exe).

7. At this point you can close out of the command prompt and restart your Computer normaly.

8. When logon screen appears, press both of Win+U to open the Command screen again. Type net user “Username””new password” (replace with administrator and password) and press Enter key.

Then the Administrator Password will be replace with new. Now go back and delete the current Utilman.exe file and rename the Utilman.exe.bak file to Utilman.exe using the Command methioned above.

Method 2: Reset Active Directory Administrator Password Using “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset”

This is a easier way to reset a AD domain controller password on Server 2008/R2. of course, it also can be used in Windows server 2003/2000 domain password recovery. About three steps:

1. Install “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” on another accessible computer and run it to create a Windows password recovery disk with a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Insert a CD, choose burn to CD and simply click Burn button.

2. Insert the recovery disk to your server computer which you want to reset password on. Set the computer to boot from CD.

3. PC restart and boot from Windows password recovery disk. For a while, Windows Password Reset Advanced will start and a friendly screen appears. Choose your Windows system, select administrator from user list and click Reset Password. Then the Active Directory administrator password will reset as Asunsoft@2012.

Restart PC and you can access as administrator. Compare to using installation CD, this method is more simple and fit for any AD user even novice.

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Bypass Windows Server 2008 Password with Free Password Reset Disk

Sep 24 2012

A easy and secure way to bypass server 2008 local admin and other user password is using a free password reset disk. Note that this disk must be created before forgetting the password. Experience tell us that a forgetful people had better to create one. Once you lost Windows server 2008 password, it is hard to use another free way to bypass the password. If you never used this disk, please refer to: how to create a Windows server 2008 password reset disk.

Now let’s see how to use this disk to bypass Windows server 2008 local admin/User password, it is similar to that in Windows 7/XP.

On the login screen, once you login your user account failed, you will see there is a link to reset password under the password box.

1. Insert your Server 2008 password reset disk and click the link.

2. A Reset Password Wizard pops up, click Next to continue.

 

3. Select the drive that password key disk in. Click Next.

4. Reset user account password: type in a new password for your user account and confirm. Then click Next.

5. Click Finish to complete the Password Reset Wizard. Then you can login that user with the new password.

Isn’t it easy? However, still some people forget to create a password reset disk and unfortunately lost admin password, how to do?

Don’t worry, there is another way can bypass Windows server 2008 administrator/user password instantly. “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” is a better choice to help unlock Windows server 2008. It is an all-in-one Windows password recovery tool which can bypass Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000/NT password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Of course, it not only can bypass local user password, also can bypass Windows server 2008/2003/2000 domain administrator and user password.

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How to create Windows Server 2008 Password Reset Disk Free

Sep 21 2012

In Windows server 2008 or 2008(R2), people also can create a free password reset disk to prevent losing password for a local user account. It is as easy as that in Windows 7 or XP. When you lost user’s password, this disk is useful for you to reset it. Now see how to create the password reset disk using a USB flash drive.

1. Login Windows server 2008 as a user which you want to create a password reset disk for it.

2. Open control panel > user accounts > your user account

3. Click “Create a password reset disk” link on the left sifebar.

4. When a wizard pops up, plug in your USB flash drive and click Next.

5. Select the USB drive name from the pull down list. Then click Next to continue.

6. Type in your current user account password, click Nexxt.

7.  Wait while the wizard creates the disk, when the progress is 100% completed, click Next.

8.  Click Finish to complete the “Forgotten Password Wizard”. Then remove your disk and put it in a safe place.

When you forgot the user’s password, please click here to see how to reset Windows server 2008 forgotten user password with free password reset disk.

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Windows Server 2008 Forgot Administrator Password

Sep 19 2012

Forgot Windows server 2008 administrator password is a trouble. This article describes two tips to reset/change local administrator password on server 2008.

Tip 1: Reset Server 2008 local administrator password with CMD

This is a very simple and safe way to reset any user password when you forgot Windows server 2008 password. But you need an available user account with admin priviledges on the computer.

1. Login Server computer with  another user account which has admin priviledges.

2. Click Start > Run, type cmd.exe in the run box, press Enter.

3. A black screen appears, type in net user, all local user accounts will be displayed.

4. Type net user ” user name” “user password”, press Enter.

5. The user password will be replace with new one. System prompts you that the command run successfully.

Tip 2: Reset Windows server 2008 password with “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced”

This software can be used to reset local and domain administrator password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB. No need to login your computer. Complete password reset task offline. If you forgot Windows server 2008  local/domain administrator password, follow the outline steps:

1. Install the software on another computer which you can access to.

2 Run the program and burn itself to a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

3. Insert the burned CD/USB to your locked server computer, set the computer to boot from CD or USB.

4. PC boot from CD or USB, “Windows Password Reset Advanced” starts automatically. All local user accounts will be displayed. Click your target user which you want to reset its password, click “Reset Password” and confirm. Click Reboot button, remove your CD/USB and confirm. After PC reboot you can login that local user in Windows server 2008 with new password. More info: Server 2008 domain password reset.

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How to Reset Forgotten Windows Domain User Password on Windows Server 2008

Sep 17 2012

If you forgot a Windows domain user password, there are two simple ways can help reset it. Here we take Windows server 2008 for example to show you how to do.

Solution One: Reset Windows Domain User Password on Active Directory Users and Computers Control Panel

This is the eastest way to reset a forgotten domain user password. Login the server computer administrator which manages all domain users and computers. It means that you need a user account which has admin privileges to open Active Directory Control Panel on Server computer.

1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers control panel: Start | Administrative Tools | Active Directory Users and Computers.

2. Reset a domain user password: Right click a user account and select Reset Password…, and then type in new password and confirm it. Note: The password you type in must meet the password policy of windows server 2008.

Solution Two: Reset Windows Server Domain User Password with Software

This is another available and safe way to reset Windows domain password. Here I will show you how to reset Domain user password with “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” on Windows server 2008.

Step 1. Create a Windows password recovery disk on another computer.

1. Download and install the software on another computer, then start it.

2. Insert a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Choose a burning type and click burn.

 

Step 2. Use the recovery disk to reset any forgotten domain user password.

1. Insert the recovery disk to the server computer, boot the computer from CD/DVD or USB.

2. “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” interface appears, click add user, type in your user name which you want to reset its password, click OK.

3. Click Reboot to restart the computer, then you can login that domain user with new password Asunsoft@2012.

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Reset Domain Administrator Password on Windows server 2008

Sep 12 2012

Are you bothered by forgetting a domain administrator password on Windows server 2008? Don’t worry, here are two available methods can be used to reset a forgotten Windows domain admin or user password.

1. Reset Server 2008 domain administrator password with “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced”

If you forgot Windows server 2008 domain administrator password and can not logon active directory domain controller, this method can help you a lot. It is presently the easilest way to reset a lost domain admin password on server 2008. Now see the step-by-step guide: 

1. Download and install “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” on another computer.

2. Launch the software to create a Windows domain password reset disk 

Insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive, select the drive and then click the burn button. It may take about half minute to complete burning.

3. Insert the reset disk to server computer, restart the computer to get into BIOS Setup Utility, set the server computer to boot from USB or CD-ROM.

4. When you save the BIOS Setting and Exit, the server computer will restart automatically and boot from your domain password reset diak.

5. For a moment, “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” will run and display a friendly interface.

6. Reset Windows server 2008 domain administrator password: Select “administrator” from list and click “Reset Password” button. Note: Only the domain administrator is shown on list by default. If want to reset other domain users password, use the Add User button to add it to list, and then reset its password. 

2. Using CMD(command) to Reset Server 2008 domain password

In Windows server 2008, we also can use net user command to reset a domain user password. This is an easy and safe way to reset domain administrator/user password  without losing data. But note that this method need an user account with admin privileges. It means that you must login Windows server 2008 with an user account which has admin privileges. Now see how to do:

1.  Click on Start and open Run box.

2. Type in: cmd.exe and then press <Enter>.

3. Command Prompt window appears, type in: Net user <user_name ><new_password>, press Enter key to make the command run.

When system shows you that the command run successfully, you can logon that user with new password.

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How to Reset Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator Password

Sep 06 2012

Windows Server 2008(r2) is more and more popular and has been used for server manager. It is important that you creating  a strong password for imformation protection. However, when you forgot Windows server 2008 administrator password, how to do? Here are two available methods can help reset the password on Windows Server 2008(r2)

1. Reset  Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator Password with Professional Software

Windows server 2008 has a strong password policy requtres people create a complex password for admin account. So common Windows password crack tool cann’t crack it at all when you forgot Windows server 2008 administrator password. If you want to instantly reset Windows server 2008 R2 admin password, Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced is a good choice. This software can instantly reset Windows server 2008/2003/2000 administrator and user password for local and domain accounts. It is the easiest way for you to back into your server computer.

Here I will show you how to crack Windows server 2008 local administrator password without old password. If you want to reset domain administrator password please refer to: Windows Domain Password Recovery.

Step 1. Install “Asunsoft Windows Password Reset Advanced” on another computer.

Step 2. Run the software, insert a blank CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive and click Burn button to create an universal Windows password reset disk.

Step 3. Transfer the disk to your Windows Server computer and boot it from the disk.

Step 4. Reset Windows Server 2008 admin password instantly.

  • Click the user account from list and click Reset Password
  • Administrator password has been reset to Asunsoft@2012.
  • Click Reboot to restart your computer. When a confirm message pops up, remove your Reset Disk first, click Yes.
  • After restarting you can logon Windows server 2008 administrator with new password.

 

2. Reset Windows Server 2008 Password with VB Script

You not only can reset server 2008 password with software, but also can write a VB script to reset a administrator account password without old password. Resetting lost Windows password with script is more complicated than using Windows server 2008 password recovery software. This is another available method to reset server 2008 password, you can have a try:

    • 1. Download a Winpe live CD from Internet and create a WinPE boot disk.
    • 2. Boot the locked server computer from WinPE boot disk.
    • 3. Write a VB script like this:
          Set objUser = GetObject(“WinNT://” & “.” & “/Administrator, user”)
        objUser.SetPassword “HackPWD123″ objUser.SetInfo
    • 4. Edit windows server 2008 registry offline to launch the Script while your Windows server 2008 starting.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy
\State\Machine\Scripts\Startup]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy
\State\Machine\Scripts\Startup\0\0]
“Script”=”C:\\windows\\system32\\script.vbs”
// script file path “Parameters”=”" “ExecTime”=hex(b):
db,07,0c,00,03,00,0e,00,00,00,21,00,13,00,1f,00
“LastPolicyTime”=dword:00fd86f8

  • 5. Reboot the server computer then the Script will run and reset the administrator password.
  • 6. Now you can login server computer and delete the Script and remove Script boot key from registry.

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