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Tips for Windows Server 2008/2003 Password Recovery

The Windows domain administrator has full control over the server and client machines on your network. Because of this, it is important to keep the administrator account secure by adding a strong password. However, sometimes you may happen to forget the domain administrator password on a Windows server. With this in mind, here are some efficient tips you could take to recover Windows sever 2008/2003 (include R2 edition) password.

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What needs for Windows server password recovery?

Everybody knows the built-in tools on Windows 7/Vista allow you to create a password reset disk in advance to in case that you forget its administrator password, but this is not available on Window servers. So when you forgot the admin password on a Windows server (2008/2003), the key is to find a nice Windows server password reset tool.

Windows Password Buster Enterprise edition is one of the popular Windows server password reset tool that offers you an easy and instant way for Windows server password recovery. With this software, you can make a bootable password reset disk to reset domain administrator password on a Windows server that acts as a domain controller. Windows server 2008 (R2)/2003(R2)/2000 are supported. 100 secure and nearly 100% success rate.

If you would like to use Windows Password Buster to solve your problem, please find an accessible computer for software download and installation. Besides, a USB flash drive or blank CD/DVD is also required. Once these things are ready, you can take the following how-to guide to reset domain administrator password on Window servers.

How to perform Windows server password recovery?

Before getting started, please notice that Windows Password Buster provides 2 options:

Option 1: Reset the forgotten administrator password
Option 2: Create a new domain administrator account

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However, no matter which option you choose, you can do it in about 5 minutes.

You can see the detailed guide: How to Reset Domain Administrator Password?

Alternative option

By taking the following directions, won't need any third party software here. Instead you'll need to use another administrator account on the domain. The following process can be accomplished from any computer connected to the server's network, but the administrator logon is a must.

Step 1. Click "Start" and type "cmd.exe" in the search text box.

Step 2. Hold "CTRL"+"SHIFT" and press ENTER to run the command prompt with administrative privileges.

Step 3. Type "net user username * /domain" (without quotes), replace the "username" with the name of the locked domain administrator account, and then press "Enter" key.

Step 4. Enter the new password twice when prompted. The password will be reset on the network domain.

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