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How to reset windows server 2012 local admin password

“I’ve tried multiple programs (Offline NT Password Reset, etc) and nothing has worked. Is there any other way to reset the local admin password? I’ve been on the phone with the guy for 2 hours now and can’t seem to find a solution.” – Jacky, from Microsoft MSDN community.

Forgot local password on windows server 2012? Do you also have the same problem as Jacky? Don’t worry. I will introduce several methods on how to reset windows server 2012 local admin password.

1. Reset or recover with Windows Password Rescuer Advanced

2. Reset local admin password by setting in the Control Panel

3. Reset Server 2012 admin password with the CMD

1. Reset or Recover with Windows Password Rescuer

Windows Password Rescuer Advanced can easily recover all versions of windows user password with CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive, Windows 8/7/Vista/XP local administrator password and Windows server 2000/2003/2008/2012 local and domain administrator/user password are included.

Detailed steps are offered as below:

Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Advanced

Download Windows Password Rescuer Advanced trial version or purchase full version, and then install it in any available computer (Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008 2012, 2003, 2000).

label of dowload

click on the picture, it will start to download

Step 2: Use Windows Password Rescuer Advanced to create a Windows password recovery disk:

You can create a Windows Password Recovery Disk with CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

1. Choose a burning media type. (USB device or CD/DVD)

2. Insert a writable CD/DVD or USB disc and select the burn drive which you inserted, and then click Begin Burning.

Choose a burning media type

choose the USB device or CD/DVD to burn

3. Creating a windows password recovery disk

begin burning

insert the USB device, and then it begins burning

Step 3: Insert the newly Windows password recovery disk to the server computer, boot the computer from CD/DVD or USB Drive.
To set your computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM, refer to How to set computer to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.
To set your computer to boot from USB drive, refer to How to set computer to boot from USB Drive.

Step 4: Reset Windows 8/win7/vista/xp/2008/2003/2000 local account or domain password by a few clicks.
1. After booting from CD/DVD or USB, Windows Password Rescuer Advanced will start up and display a friendly window automatically. Select a the windows server to recover its user password.

2. Select target user which you want to reset its password from the user list.

3. Click Reset Password button and click Yes when a confirm dialog box pops up to reset user password

4. After resetting password successfully, click Reboot button to restart your computer.

5. When following dialog pops up, eject Windows password recovery disk, and click Yes to restart then you can login your computer without password or with new password.

the windows server 2012

when we restart the computer, this screen displayed

2. Reset local admin password by setting in the Control Panel

Steps on how to reset the windows server 2012 local password

Step1. Click the Start, and choose Control Panel to open the User Accounts and Family Safety,

Step2. Click User Accounts and Family Safety in the Control Panel

Step3. On right panel, click Change your windows password

Step4. On the panel, click Change your password directly

Step5, Type your current password, type your new password twice, and enter a hint. After that click the Change password button

3. Reset server 2012 admin password with the CMD

The net user command is one of many net commands which can be used to add, remove, and make changes to the user accounts on a computer, all from the Command Prompt.

Here is how to reset the windows 2012 admin password with CMD:

Start the CMD process, and the window will display

Net user bb 123456 = change the password to 123456

reset the windows 8 password with cmd

it displayed how to reset the windows 8 password with cmd

Other ways to solve the problem:

You can have your computer repaired by the technician, or you can ask your friends for help, both are ok.

To avoid forgetting your windows server 2012 local password and getting into trouble again, I suggest you to purchase the Windows Password Rescuer Advanced.

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