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How to Reset Lost Windows Server 2008 Password By Yourself

Forgot Windows Server 2008 PasswordForgot the administrator password on your Windows Server 2008? Is there any way to recover this without formatting the system as you can't format the system now its having really important documents on desktop?


Windows password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows Server 2008, we can easily create a Windows password reset disk in advance while we can remember the password. But most of time we haven't created the password reset disk as we never thought of forgetting Windows Server 2008 password in further.


Now, with the help of Windows Password Reset Kit you can easily reset lost Windows Server 2008 password anytime! No need to create a Windows password reset disk beforehand. Follow the step-by-step guide below to know how to reset Windows Server 2008 password you forgot:

Step 1: Create a Password Reset Disk for Windows Server 2008

Download the Windows Password Reset Kit and save it on any computer you have access to. Unzip the downloaded file, there should be an ISO image file: WPRK.iso.


Download and install the ISO-Burning (BurnCDCC) or USB-Burning (ISO2Disc) program to burn the ISO image to a blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive.


Create Windows password reset disk

Step 2: Set BIOS to Boot from Password Reset Disk

Boot your locked computer. When it is powered on, check the boot-screen for setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Utility.


Choose the BOOT menu and set Boot Device Priority option: Set 1st Boot Device to CD-ROM if you just created a bootable CD or DVD, or set 1st Boot Device to Removable Device if a bootable USB flash drive was created. Press F10 to save your changes.


Set BIOS to boot from Windows password reset disk

Step 3: Reset Lost Windows Server 2008 Password

Insert the password reset disk you created on your locked computer and restart the computer. The boot loading screen should appear immediately.


Loading Windows Password Reset Kit bootable disk.


Wait for a few minutes until the Windows Password Reset Kit appears.


The main interface of Windows Password Reset Kit


If you forgot Active Directory password on your Windows Server 2008 domain controller, please use option 2 to reset your lost domain administrator or user passwords; Or go to option 1 to reset local administrator and user password you forgot.


Option 1: Reset Windows Local Password: Select the Windows SAM database (eg. C:\Windows\system32\config\SAM), the program will automatically list all local user accounts. Select a user account and click the Reset button to reset the password to blank.


Option 2: Reset Windows Domain Password (For Active Directory server only):: Select the Windows Active Directory database (eg. C:\Windows\NTDS\ntds.dit), the program will automatically list all Active Directory user accounts. Select a user account and click the Reset button to change the password to Password123.


Click the Restart button to reboot the computer. Remove the password reset disk and then you'll be able to log into your Windows Server 2008 immediately.

Sounds good?Go ahead and try Windows Password Reset Kit today!