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Tools that used for Windows Server 2008 password reset can be found easily online. Some are really free and useful, others are free but useless, and still others are not exactly free. Below I want to introduce you two free Windows Server 2008 password crackers.
Ophcrack: it can fast and easily reset password for Windows Server 2008. By burning the free ISO image to a CD on its site, and then use the bootable CD to remove the forgotten password without accessing to Windows. it is said that Ophcrack is the best free Windows Server 2008 password unlocker by far. But some users said that the program only can reset the passwords that less than 14 characters in Windows 7, Vista and XP.
A couple months ago I was conducting a penetration test on a staged Windows environment that was running on a VMware hypervisor. The environment contained a domain controller and 3 application servers that were running Windows Server 2008 R2. Other then the Windows machines I also encountered a few Linux based network and back-up devices. As it was not very hard to compromise the machines on this network I was able to access the VMware vSphere administration panel as administrator in a very early stage of the penetration test. This access level allowed me to reset the administrator password using a boot CD and finally login to the Windows Server with administrator privileges. In the follow sections I will explain how I did this and how you can secure your Windows installations from applying this technique.
Even the advanced server users may have no idea how to do when they forgot administrator password for Windows Server. So questions like "I forgot my Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator password, what is the procedure to reset it?", are often raised in some forums. Here is a question raised in Microsoft forum.
Now, this article summarizes some solutions for forgetting Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator password, whether the local admin or domain admin password. Help regain access to your server computer through resetting Windows Server 2008 R2 admin password without data loss.
When forgot Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator password, a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation disk can be used to reset password. If you have kept or can find a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation disk, boot your server computer from the installation disk to reset Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator password.
If you have created a password reset disk before forgetting your Windows Server 2008 R2 admin password. Connect the reset disk to your server computer and directly click the Reset password link on the logon screen and follow the Password Reset Wizard to reset your administrator password. 2b1af7f3a8