Windows Server 2003 forgotten password

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How do I access Windows Server 2003 if I have forgotten my admin password?

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Hi,

If you have some other account enabled for your PC then login using that account.

1-> Type “cmd” in Run dialogue box, it opens the command prompt.

2-> Type “<b>net user</b>” & you will get all the user accounts available something like following-

User accounts for \\My-PC

———————————————————–
admin ASPNET Guest
HelpAssistant SUPPORT_388945a0
The command completed successfully.

3-> There you will see the “admin” account.
Type “<b>net user admin *</b>”
It’ll ask you to enter the NEW admin password. Enter password of your choice twice like follows-

Type a password for the user:
Retype the password to confirm:
The command completed successfully.

There are some other way to reset Windows password with a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. 1. Reset windows password with Ophcrack 2. Reset windows password with “Advanced WIndows password recovery tool” These tools is to reset the password offline.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Good info by restlessmind but this assumes the other account is an admin equivalent. You can use ophcrack or Elcomsoft's System Recovery to crack and/or reset the password.
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  • Bitraptor
    You can just use OPHCRACK as an open source solution. There are MANY third party paid solutions to acomplish this task.
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  • Genderhayes
    Insert your Server 2003 password reset disk and click the link a reset password wizard pops up, click next to continue select the drive that password key disk in click next reset user account password: type in a new password for your user account and confirm Then click next click finish to complete the password reset wizard then you can login that user with the new password
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