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10 August 2018

Reset Windows Server-2012 Administrator password

To reset windows server 2012 password ,follow below steps..

Things you need :

A bootable windows server 2012 DVD  (bootable usb may not work)

1. Start your pc or server & boot it from your bootable DVD

2. Select repair option from windows setup menu (See below image as a example)

3. Choose option, click on “Troubleshoot”.

4. Under Advanced options, click “Command Prompt”

5. Type below command step by step in command prompt.

CD windows\system32
REN Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old 
COPY cmd.exe Utilman.exe

6. Restart your PC/server.

7. Press Windows + U at logon screen (command prompt will open).

8. Now type below command to reset password.

NET USER Administrator Password@123
Syntax :NET USER <user name> <new password>
Click here for list of net user command

Try login with your new password.

Command below for any help.

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