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How to Reset Forgotten Windows Server 2016 Password?

A password is the essentials of security for securing from all expected and unexpected happenings. While in Windows, you should protect your computer by locking it with a password. To do that so, you have to create a secure password to be well secured, but if you’ve done that before and now forgotten Windows password. Here in this guide, we will show you how to reset forgotten windows server password in some easy steps.

Notice: This guide works for all version of Windows such as Windows 7/vista, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016.

Reset Forgotten Windows Server 2016

1. Boot your system using bootable USB or CD/DVD, when the page appears just press Shift+F10 to open cmd (Command Prompt). If you don’t know how to boot then read the instruction below.

To Boot: Insert the USB or CD/DVD drive in the system and restart the computer, when the screen appears press F12 or press BIOS button and select the bootable device by pressing enter.

2. Now type D: then CD Windows\System32 to make changes to the computer with full system permission.

D:

CD Windows\System32

Enter Commands

Note: If the D: drive wasn’t the root directory then type fsutil fsinfo drives to list all the drives on the system then select another drive.

3. Here you have to change the utility manager to cmd by typing:

Ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.old

Copy cmd.exe utilman.exe

Shutdown -r -t 0

Reset Utilman.exe

When the commands finished, your computer will restart. While restarting, don’t boot Windows, let it start normally.

Reset User Password

4. When the windows started normally,  on the sign in page, click on the utility manager or press ( Windows 10 Logo Key + u )  to open Command Prompt (cmd). Here you can create a new admin user or change your user password, to reset your password and change it type:

Net user [username] *

Change User Password
Change User Password
Reset User Password

Your password has successfully reset, and now you can log in with your new password.

Notice: When the password reset finished, reserve them back because if you don’t then anyone can reset the admin password.

Now to reserve the changes, boot Windows using USB or DVD device then press Shift+F10 and type:

D:

Cd windows\system32

Ren utilman.exe utilman.exe.new

Ren utilman.exe.old utilman.exe

Shutdown -r -t 0

Reserve Changes

When the system restarted, check the utility manager and it will work.

That’s all if you have any question regarding this feel free to ask now.

A bonus tip: If you want to get easier and speedier login in every time, try adding a pin to your account despite your password. On the login page, you could log in with your pin or password.

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