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How to recover domain administrator password on Windows Server 2012

Forgetting your Windows Server 2012 password is always troublesome, but fortunately there are simple ways to reset your domain administrator password.

I have come up with two methods to recover domain administrator on Windows Server 2012. Now I would like to share these two methods with you.

1. Recover domain admin password with Command Prompt

2. Recover with Vodusoft Windows Password Reset Enterprise edition

1. Recover domain admin password with Command Prompt

Steps on how to recover a domain password with Command Prompt

1. Boot the Windows server 2012 with the installed CD/DVD.

2. Select the Installed language, and then click “Next” to the next step.

3. Click “Repair the computer” on the lower left corner of the screen

4. Choose “Windows server 2012” as the local operation system, and then click “Next”.

5. Click “Command Prompt” in the window of “System Recovery Options”

6. Execute the following command in the command window

CD C:\Windows\System32

MOVE Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak

COPY Cmd.exe Utilman.exe

Then, execute this command as below:

NET USER administrator /active:yes

7. Execute the “exit” command in the command window, and then click “restart” in the pop-up window

8. Boot to the login screen, click the button on the lower left corner of the screen

9. Execute the command in the pop-up window

net user administrator P@ssw0rd1! /domain

net user administrator /active:yes /domain

net localgroup administrators newadmin /add /domain

10. Close the command line window, login with the new password

Note: “MOVE Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak” is a backup; you have to recover the “utilman.exe” in the step6.

2. Recover with Vodusoft Windows Password Reset Enterprise edition

Step by Step guide to reset Windows Server 2012 domain administrator password

Detailed steps are offered as below:

Step 1: Launch Vodusoft Windows Password Enterprise Standard

Step 2: Create a windows password reset boot disk.

To create USB password reset disk: Choose USB device or CD/DVD

Choose a burning media type

choose the USB device or CD/DVD to burn

And then insert USB flash drive and click “Begin Burning” button to create a USB windows password reset disk.

begin burning

insert the USB device, and then it begins burning

Step 3: Insert Windows Password Reset boot disk to the locked computer, and restart computer.
To set your computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM, please refer to How to set computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.
To set your computer to boot from USB drive, please refer to How to set computer to boot from USB Drive.

Step 4:Select the administrator user, and then click the “Reset” button to reset a new password to administrator user.

reset the windows 8 password

select a user, and reset its password

Step 5: Click “Reboot” button to reboot server computer and login windows server with new password.

I only have introduced two methods on how to recover the Windows Server 2012 password, there are still other methods can be used. For more information, please refer to the related articles as offered below.

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