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Windows Server 2008 Reset Administrator Password

  • Boot onto DVD of Windows Server 2008
  • Choose “Repair your computer”
  • Launch cmd
  • Go to c:\windows\system32
  • Rename Utilman.exe to Utilman.exe.bak
  • Copy cmd.exe to Utilman.exe
  • Reboot on Windows
  • Do the keyboard shortcut Windows + U when on the logon screen
  • net user administrator Newpass123 inside the cmd
  • log on with the domain admin account and this new pass
  • change the password to remember it if needed
  • Reboot on the DVD to put back the original Utilman.exe