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Lost Password for Windows Server 2008


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#1 sseccajd

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 11:56 AM

Mod Edit:  Moved to Server forum, merged topics - Hamluis.
 
Note: posted this on server subforum but realized it's not looked on as much as this sub forum so I'm poSting it here.

I can't log on to my friends computer which he gave to me.
He came over but he can't remember the password.

He called his job and they told him they use a program called 'Active Disk' to reset passwords.

It's on a Linux build they have but the guy says its hard to find.


Does anyone have it and area willing to share it with me?
Or anything of the like that will help me.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 02:58 AM

The scuttlebutt I heard: When presented with proof of purchase for computer and Windows, many local business computer places and computer fixit shops use specially prepared usb/dvd boot tools made from specific ISOs.  I'm not sure if anyone here has that ISO information available.


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:00 AM

Just any Linux build with a password recovery tool. Does anyone know of a good one?

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:16 AM

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/resetting-windows-password/



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:18 AM

Will it work for windows server 08? I actually think I have a hirens boot camp lieing around.

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:49 AM

Will it work for windows server 08?

 

 

 

Tested on: NT 3.51, NT 4 (all versions and SPs), Windows 2000 (all versions & SPs), Windows XP (all versions, also SP2 and SP3), Windows Server 2003 (all SPs), Windows Vista 32 and 64 bit (SP1 also), Window 7 (all variants). Some also say that it works on Windows Server 2008 too.

 

From website.

 

Test it and let us know :)



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:18 AM

K:)

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 04:21 PM

so long story short the cd drive won't work i tried everything:

 

burnt two discs

tried the discs on other computers (which they worked)

disconnected the sata cable and connected it to other sata plug on the motherboard

used a different cable to connect the cd drive and motherboard-- nothing!

 

the cd drive has power because its show lights --

its either the motherboard or the cd drive?

 

My alternatives are making a bootable usb of hirens cd

or 

Getting an external cd drive.

 

How do i make a bootable usb of hirens?



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 09:43 PM

Use the USB version then, can always boot from USB mate.

All the instructions are on their website.


Edited by JohnnyJammer, 02 November 2016 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:22 AM

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:54 PM

I was able to boot from the USB CD Drive and was able to access Hiren's and the Password Recovery Tool. I tried clearing the password and resetting the password. It didn't work for Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

Really frustrating,

 

Alternatively I don't care about what's in the system and I just need a fresh install of Windows Server 2008. ASAP.

 

My friend says he doesn't have a copy of Windows Server 2008 R2.  Can I still install a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 even though I can't get access to the current Admin Account? (Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, i Just want to make sure.)

I need this so that i can practice before I take my certification exams!

 

Please if anyone can hlep me, I would really appreciate it!






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