Sunday, January 7, 2018

Resetting administrator password in windows server 2012


Windows 2012 server, simply complete the following steps:

  • Boot from the Micrsoft Windows Server 2012 DVD
  • From the Windows Setup menu, click “Next”.
  • Select “Repair your computer”
  • Under Choose and option, click on “Troubleshoot”.
  • Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt”.
  • At the command prompt, run the following commands:
    d:
    cd windows\system32
    ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old
    copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe
  • Close the command prompt and then click “Continue”.
  • The server should now boot and present the logon screen. Here click Windows Key + U.
  • At the command prompt you can now change the password, by typing the following command: net user administrator Password123
This will set the password for the Administrator user to be Password123 (case sensitive).
Once the password is resetted, please eject the disk drive which we have attached at beginning. Reboot the server once.
Closing the command prompt, you should now be able to log back onto the server using the password you have provided in the last step.

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