How to Reset Local Admin Password of Windows Server 2016

Jan 19, 2018 16:02. Posted by to Tutorials

Windows servers 2016 is a great place to host various online services and it's amazing for those who works with VPN and other anonymous locations. Just like any Windows distribution, Windows Server 2016 can be password-protected as well but if you somehow forgot the admin password of Windows server, then it is much harder to reset the password than Windows 7/8/10. However, in this tutorial we will reveal 3 hidden secrets that will allow you to reset Windows Server 2016 password effortlessly.


Please remember, these tweaks and secrets should be used only on the device you own and not for any hacking or illegal activities. Any misuse of these methods will be considered against law and will be punishable as federal crime.


Method 1: Reset Windows Server 2016 Password with UUkeys

Method 2: Reset Windows Server 2016 Password FromNetwork Panel

Method 3: Factory Reset and Reinstall Windows Server 2016


Method 1: How to Reset User Password on Windows Server 2016 with UUkeys

The most elegant way to reset Windows computer administrator password is by taking assistance from a password recovery tool such as UUkeys Windows Password Mate. It is the most favorite and useful program if you couldn't remember Windows computer password. You do not require to have any knowledge of your previous password in order to use this software. It simply allows you to make your own password reset disk that can unlock your computer.


It is compatible with all Windows servers such as Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2006, 2012 as well as Windows Server 2016. In addition, you can also unlock other Windows operating systems like Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. It can perfectly unlock administrator, local, root and domain accounts as well as with the latest UUkeys version you can also unlock Microsoft accounts.


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Windows Version

Step 1: Download Windows Password Mate

Get the latest version of UUkeys Windows Password Mate on an accessible Windows computer and follow the instructions to install it on computer. When you open the program, you will see the main interface.


Windows Password Mate start up

Step 2:Make Password-Reset Disk

Now, plug in an empty USB drive to your PC and click the option namely "Burn USB". Make sure that your USB thumb drive is blank or else all the data will be formatted. A few minutes later, you will get a password reset disk.


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Step 3: Boot Window Server 2016 from USB

The next step is to force the server recognizing the external password reset disk and boot from it in order to let UUkeys program take into effect. This can be done easily by changing the boot order in BIOS settings. Set USB or DVD as the first booting media.


bios settings for boot priority


Step 4: Unlock Windows Server 2016 in One Click

Now, plug in the password reset disk on your locked Windows Server 2016. Turn it on and the UUkeys program will be automatically loaded upon startup since it's a bootable disc. Choose the administrator name and click the "Reset Password" button once.


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That's all. Your password is now removed. Eject the pen drive and reboot the server. You can now access the server normally again.


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Windows Version


Method 2: How to Reset Local Administrator Password on Windows Server 2016

This method only works if your computer is connected with a root or domain administrator network panel. In that case you can call the network manager and get your password reset or if you have the access to the network administrator panel then follow these steps to reset your PC password.


Step 1: Logon to the computer as an administrator.


Step 2: Click on Start > Administrator Tools >Active Directory Users.


Step 3: A new panel will open and from there, click on "Users" from the sidebar and find your main username.


Step 4: Right-click on your username and click on "Set Password".


active directory users and computers windows server 2016


Method 3: Factory Reset and Re-install Windows Server 2016

Obviously, this is the most dreadful way to reset Windows Server 2016 password. Applying the following method will definitely erase everything from your computer including the personal data and document. Follow these steps to format your PC.


Step 1: Get a bootable Windows Server 2016 CD and insert it on your locked computer.


Step 2: Start the installation process and follow through the instruction.


Step 3: Finally, install a fresh piece of Windows Server 2016 on your computer and the password will be removed automatically.


Step 4: After the installation is finished, the logon will screen will be removed and you will be able to open the computer normally as before.


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So, these are the most favorite and useful ways to reset administrator password on Windows server 2016 computers. However, we will still recommend to use UUkeys Windows Password Mate since this program doesn't remove any data from your PC yet it manages to reset the password of your computer. In addition, you will now have a personal password reset disk for yourself that you can use as many times as you want to reset the password of your computer.


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Windows Version


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