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How to Recover Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2000 Administrator Password

From this article, you will learn how to recover windows server 2008/2003/2000 administrator with password software or own write script.

As a windows server administrator, I administrate and maintain more than 5 windows servers and more then 5 Linux servers. It is difficult to remember more than ten passwords of different account, so I write all accounts and passwords of windows servers on a notepad file. I think I will never worry about forget accounts and passwords. Few weeks ago, a terrible thing happened to me. The hard disk which stores the password file crashed. I lost lot of important files, include the file stores the accounts and passwords. That made me almost crashed too. After losing the password file, what I needed to do is to recover the password of those servers.

After spending several hours to search how to recover the password of windows server, I get many useful windows password recovery solutions, and recover the password of the those server.

Solution 1: Recover windows server password with Windows Password Reset Ultimate.

Windows Password Reset Ultimate can help to create a password reset disk to recover the local and domain password for windows server 2008, 2003 and 2000. Steps as below:

  • 1. Download and install Windows Password Reset Special (Trial Version).
  • 2. Create a bootable password recovery disk. Insert USB or blank CD/DVD disc and click burn button.
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  • 3. Boot windows server from password recovery disk. You need to access BIOS and set it boot from USB drive or CD-ROM.
  • 4. Reset windows server administrator password. Select an account and click reset button to make password be recreated.hack windows server 2008 administrator password

Get Windows Password Reset Ultimate and view more detail: Windows password reset

Solution 2: Reset windows server password with a script.

Key steps to reset windows server 2000/2003/2008 administrator password with script:

  • 1. Create a WinPE boot disk.
  • 2. Boot Windows server from WinPE boot disk.
  • 3. Create a password recover script.
  • 4. Edit windows registry offline to make script run when windows server start up.
  • 5. Reboot windows server and log on with administrator account.
  • 6. Reset the password of other account with administrator account.

Reference: How to reset windows server 2008 domain admin password

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