windows server 2003 forgotten password

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how do i login to my administrator account in windows server 2003 if i have forgotten the password and i don't have another existing account???

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Unfortunately for you this OS is designed to keep you out if you do not have the password. If you have previously backed up the software and data then you may need to do a resistall, restoring the data after the restore. If this is the sole server yeah you are out of luck. If there are other servers and you work with others I would think all of them have the same administrative password and someone can give it to you. I am sure there are utilities out there which hackers have published to get you in, but I would not begin to tell you what they are nor would I publish them here if I did know them.

Re-install the operating system and keep the file system intact. It will reset your registry values, but some applications will still run. This is only for a quick fix so you can backup the files before a full reinstall by formatting the disk.

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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  • Jeremystein5
    Windows Password Reset Kit can help in such a situation. It is small yet very effective. It saved me before, and I must say it works perfect. Give it a try, you won't regret using it.
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  • locasleee
    If your computer is lone, you can use this tool: Windows Password Rescuer Personal,it can recover the password in a few minutes. If your computer is on a domain, you can use Windows Password Rescuer Advanced, These tools can help you recover your password in several minutes.You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to add a new user with administrator privilege to your Windows when you can not find target user. With this New user account you can logon your locked computer directly to copy important data from the locked computer if you want to reinstall your Windows system at last.
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  • Jackymark
    If you have a bootable CD/USB drive,some password tools can be burn to it and you can boot your computer from USB to run the software,so that you can reset WIndows server 2003 password from USB. Such as Windows Password Rescuer. Another method for Windows server 2008 password reset.
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