WHS 2011 Password Reset
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Author:  Mach1 [ Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:44 pm ]
Post subject:  WHS 2011 Password Reset

Hello all,

I had the misfortune of forgetting my server admin password. I built my new server, used the password, and installed my clients, and life was good. I had 'remember password' ticked in the connector and in RDP, so after using that for awhile, I forgot the darn password!! :oops:

Overall, I had been fairly displeased with WHS 2011, as I had 'upgraded' from WHS V1. This only added to my displeasure. I had finally gotten this server running the way I wanted, and I was not about to do a re install of the server OS over something as trivial as a forgotten password!!

So, after some searching I found a tool that works. Look here:
I used this tool (booting from a USB memory stick) to reset my administrator password. Worked like a CHAMP, and I'm back in the saddle without having to spend hours re-installing the OS. :mrgreen:

I thought I'd post this in the hopes of helping someone else with the same problem!

EDIT: You need to have a monitor and keyboard hooked up to your WHS to use the password reset tool.


Author:  lionspurs [ Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: WHS 2011 Password Reset

I made a password reset disk with ntpasswd. but it can't from windows 10. what happened?

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