Recover Server 2008 Password

In case you didn't remember your Server 2008 password and can't login Windows server 2008 computer, after this you require to reset Server 2008 administrator account password to get back access to your server 2008. Windows Server 2008 administrator password can be simply forgotten or missed if you modify your Windows password of the sudden or don't login your Server with your administrator account password for a long period.

In this situation, it is available to produce a password recovery CD in Server 2008. And also you can obtain the Windows Server Password Recovery software. Through the help of this Windows Server Password Recovery tool, you can make a password reset disc with a blank CD or USB disk for Windows Server 2008 system. Then you could use it to recover Server 2008 local and domain administrator password.

Steps to Recover Windows Server Local Administrator Password:

Step 1, Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Download the setup file of Windows Server Password Recovery and save it on any computer you have access to.

Install the download setup file.

Run program to burn it onto a USB flash drive or burn it on a recordable CD.

How to burn a Windows Server Password Recovery CD

How to build a Windows Server Password Recovery USB Disk

Step 2, Set BIOS to boot from the bruned USB flash disk or CD.

Insert the bruned USB flash disk or CD into your locked server 2008 computer and start it. When the server is powered on, check the boot-screen for BIOS setup key (i.e. DELETE key, F8 key, F2 key) to enter BIOS Setup Program.

Choose the BOOT menu and set Boot Device Priority option: Set the 1st Boot Device to CD/DVD-ROM if what you created is a bootable CD/DVD, or set the 1st Boot Device to Removable Device for booting from USB flash drive. Press F10 to save your changes.

bios set boot device priority

bios 1st boot device CD

Step 3, Reset lost Windows Server 2008 local administrator password to blank.

Now the Windows Server Local Administrator Password has been reset to blank. You are able to restart your Windows Server computer and gain access to your local administrator account with a blank password. However, if the Windows server is a Active Directory domain controller, you are required to do more steps to reset your domain administrator password.

Steps to Reset Windows 2008 Domain Administrator Password, please refer to this.