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Windows Server 2008 R2 Forgot Administrator Password

I forgot administrator password of windows server 2008 r2. I have no idea on log on that server without administrator password. Does somebody tell me how to recover the lost password for my win server 2008? – Question from Microsoft community.

If we forget the administrator of a windows server 2008 (r2), how to do? This post shows how to reset a lost password for windows server 2008 with password software.

Tips: To reset windows server 2008 (r2) password offline, a USB flash drive or a CD/DVD burning device and a blank CD/DVD disc is need.

1. Reset windows server 2008 administrator password with Spower Password software.

Tips: This method not only works to reset windows server 2008 domain administrator password, but also works with a local administrator password on windows server 2008 (r2).

Spower Windows Password Reset Special can help to reset local and domain password for windows 2000/xp/2003/vista/win7/2008 without any password.

Follow the instructions below to make a 2008 password disk, and reset a new password to the administrator user with the password disk.

  • Step 1: Download Spower Windows Password Reset Special (trial version) and install it on a windows (windows 7, vista, xp, 2000 or 2008).
  • Step 2: Launch Spower Password Reset Special, insert USB flash drive or CD/DVD disc, and then click “Burn to USB” or “Burn to CD/DVD” button to create a windows 2008 password reset disk.

windows server 2008 r2 forgot administrator password

  • Step 3: Boot the locked windows server computer from windows 2008 password disk.
  • Step 4: Reset windows 2008 domain administrator password with the Spower Password Program – Select the administrator account, and click “Reset” button to set a new password to it.

windows server 2008 r2 forgot admin password

2. Reset windows server 2008 local administrator password with Windows Password Rescuer Advanced (WPRA).

With Windows Password Rescuer Professional, the administrator password can be reset in a few click. Step as follow:

  • 1. Download Windows Password Rescuer Advanced (trial version) and install it.
  • 2. Make a 2008 password reset disk with WPRP. Insert a USB or CD disk, and click the burn button to make a password disk.
  • 3. Boot the locked windows server computer from 2008 password reset disk.
  • 4. Reset the lost password for administrator. Click administrator account to make it selected, and then click reset button to create a new password for it.

Tips: Windows Password Rescuer Advanced is also a wonderful password recovery program which work with Windows 2008/2003/2000/xp/viata/7/8 local and domain user password. You can vista its official site to get more features and user guide about it.

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