As an administrator or manager of Windows Server 2008 R2, you happened to forgot your Windows Server 2008 R2 administrator password and couldn't access to your system. What would do you do? Just feel panic? No way, you still have a great chance to recover your your forgotten password without re-installation. All you need to have is a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 installation disk and some simple command line trick. Please follow my words. Step 1: Insert the installation disk into your server computer, then boot from the installation disk.
Step 2: After you computer boots from installation disk, you should click "Next" from the Install Windows menu.
Step 3: When you succeed in booting the computer from the USB disk or CD/DVD. You would see the under picture which shows the Windows Server 2008 R2 setup screen. Just navigate to Repair your computer option located in the lower left-hand corner and click it.
Step 4: In the coming System Recovery Options dialog, select the operating system you want to reset password for and click Next.
Step 5: In the coming dialog, just select Command Prompt option. Step 6: type the following commands: MOVE C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe.bak COPY C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\Utilman.exe into the command line and don't forget to click Enter after each commands.
Step 7: Close the command prompt dialog, reboot the Windows Server 2008 r2 system and allowing Windows to load as normal. When you are at the Logon screen, you need click on the Ease of access icon. Step 8: In the coming Command Prompt, enter the following command: net user administrator *. it will prompt you to enter the new password you want for the administrator, after that, please confirm it.
Step 9: Close the Command Prompt, and login the server system. Attention: After you succeed logging in the Windows Server 2008 R2 again, you should delete the newly created Utilman.exe and then rename Utilman.exe.bak back to plain old Utilman.exe.
You may think this way is easy. Yesp, but once you have many admin accounts in your server system, and you don't know exactly whether you have changed the password for a right account, this way should not be recommended, i suggest you to find a third party windows server password reset tool. and iSunshare Windows Password Genius is a good choice. Many friends has tried it, it is worth trying. Just refer to iSunshare Windows Password Genius, follow its tutorials, recover password for Windows server easily.
While you install Windows Server 2016, the administrator account gets created by default, and it's the account that is supposed to have the highest privilege on the server. But sometimes you want to access non-administrative applications or apps downloaded from app market without security check, it would be very dangerous to open those kind of apps with administrative privilege. So here we can create a local user account for it in Windows server 2016. Want to know how to do it? just follow me. Step 1: Just navigate to the Start Menu, and right click it and select the Computer Management option in the coming option menu.
Step 2: Just navigate to the Local Users & Groups item and then right click its sub item Users to open an menu. In the coming menu, click New User. Step 3: Then just fill out the coming new user form and remember check the checkbox labelled with Password never expires. Last, click Create button.
Step 4: Then return to the main interface, and sign out your existing administrator account. Then sign in the server system with the new created user account. Now you can see that the new created user account are shown on the left bottom corner, just select it and type password to log in server system. Then you can access the unchecked app with this account.
In addition, if you want to promote a local user account to a higher privileged account. Just sign in the server system with a admin account again. Then repeat the step1 to get to the computer management, and click Local Users & Groups > Groups, then in the corresponding right panel, double click the Administrators item. In the coming dialog, just click Add button.
If you don't know the exact info of the target account, just click Advanced button. In the coming dialog, follow the policy to find your target account. Then select it and click OK to finish it. Related article from friends site: How to Reset Forgotten Password for Windows Server 2016
One of my friends just found his Windows 7 computer has corrupted, and then she just reinstalled it again. When she logged in the new installed Windows 7, and checked the computer property, then she found that the Windows 7 was not being activated, and it was at that time my friend realized that she had forgotten the windows 7 product key. And then she came to ask me for help. This remind me of that your guys may suffer from forgetting some software product key after upgrading or reinstalling. So here i would show you some ways to find back the Windows 7 product key. Just follow me.
Way 1: Find Windows 7 Product Key with Registry
Typically, when you first install and activate Windows 7 normally, you should back up the product key in case of the system reinstalling. i would show you the detailed steps to find the Windows 7 product key in system registry.
Step 1: Navigate to Start Menu and type regedit into the search box and open the Registry Editor Window by selecting regedit.exe in the result list. Step 2: Follow the chain HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion to find CurrentVersion in the left panel of the window.
Note: You should check the item called ProductId and select Modify. Sometimes you may not find ProductId item for some reasons. Then you should follow the under way to find Windows 7 product key.
Way 2: Recover Windows 7 Product Key with Product Key Finder Here i would like to recommend you a famous third party product key finder -- iSunshare Product Key Finder. It is worth trying cause its practical function. Just follow me.
Step 1: Use Google to find iSunshare official site, then purchase it.
Step 2: Install the product key finder and run it. Then in its user interface, just click Start Recovery.
Note: The free trial version is also available there, you can try it, but the trial version only show you some part of the target product key, if you want to find the exact product key, you should purchase the full version.
Step 3: After the tool succeed in finding the Windows 7 product key, just click the Save to File button to save the information.
Then you can find the corresponding windows 7 product key in the specific file. That's it.