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Reset Server 2008 Password


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#1 paramjotsingh

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:42 PM

I started my old desktop and its having Windows Server 2008, but I forgot the password. Unfortunately I don't have Server CD. How can I bypass the password ? 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

See the following.

 

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

 

I have never used in on Server but site states it supports it.

 

I am not sure of this but it may be possible to enable hidden administrator account and then change current password instead of doing a reset. Safer that way.

 

DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
If password is reset on users that have EFS encrypted files, and the system is XP or newer, all encrypted files for that user will be UNREADABLE! and cannot be recovered unless you remember the old password again
If you don't know if you have encrypted files or not, you most likely don't have them. (except maybe on corporate systems)

 



#3 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:28 AM

Its actually really easy resetting the password but this forum doesnt support this type of hack so you are out of luck.






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