Bootable ISO to remove Windows Server 2012 password?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by riahc3, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Hello

    Im playing around with WS2012 on a VM and for some reason the password doesnt seem to work. Boot CD to reset it?

    Thank you
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    You can try Hirens
     
  3. nexus76

    nexus76 MDL Addicted

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    #4 nexus76, Oct 12, 2013
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    best way without any thirdparty apps is to boot from recovery media:

    Code:
    move C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe to C:\Windows\System32\sethc.bak, 
    copy C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\sethc.exe
    reboot and hit SHIFT Key 5 times at logon screen, an admin cmd will open, type

    Code:
    net user Administrator NewPass
    logon with NewPass. CD to C:\Windows\System32\ in an admin console and
    move sethc.bak to sethc.exe

    done : )
     
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