How to Reset Administrator Password in Windows Server 2012 R2


In this scenario Password for the administrator account is incorrect and you will have to reset the password

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Boot the Windows Server 2012 R2 from CD/DVD

Enter Your Language and other preferences and Click Next

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Repair Your Computer

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Select Troubleshoot menu

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Select Command Prompt menu

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Run the following commands at the Command Prompt

cd windows\system32 
ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old 
copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe

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Press Windows Key + U and in the command prompt include the following commands. In this case Abcd@1234 is the administrator password.

net user administrator Abcd@1234


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Close the command prompt and login using the given password

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