4 Best Tips to Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password

Mar 30, 2020 17:19. Posted by to Tutorials
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Alas! You have forgotten the administrator password of Windows Server 2019; well you don't have to worry anymore because 4 effective methods will help you to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password. The process is simple and easy to apply and your job is to follow the steps provided in below.

 

Part 1: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with Another Account

Part 2: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with LabWin

Part 3: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with Installation Disk

Part 4: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password by Factory Reset

Part 1: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with Another Account

In present days, laptop manufacturers are providing multiple features to the users and one such is the in-built users account and this feature will help you to accomplish the task because the user account can be accessed easily as it does not need any password. Now, go for the steps provided to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password.

 

Step 1: First and foremost, make sure your computer is completely turned off.

 

Step 2: Now, press the power button to turn ON the laptop. Soon, you will be directed to the Login panel and here you need to select 'Guest Account'.

 

guest account login windows server 2019

 

Step 3: Thereafter, you will get access to Windows Server 2019 and now, you need to click on the 'Start' menu, type 'computer management' in the search bar and then press the 'Enter' key.

 

Step 4: Now, wait for a while and give some time to OS to launch a new pop-up window on your screen. At the left panel of the computer management window, you will get several options, select 'Local User and Groups'.

 

Step 5: Now, select the 'Users' folder and after that, a list of accounts will feature on your screen. Click the 'Administrator' account, right-click on it and then choose' Set Password' from the drop-down menu.

 

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That's it; now follow the on-screen instructions to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password. This method is easy to use and applicable for the latest model of server machine. However, if you are using the older model, then might be you won't get this feature. So, it's just like a hit and trial method.

 

Part 2: Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with LabWin

There are ample of software available in the market that reset the admin password and the prominent one is LabWin. This software is genuine and trusted by many Windows users and they applauded the features too and one such is the safety of the system files. In short, your system files will be safe and not even a single file will be deleted amid the operation. Hence, LabWin is a safe and secure password recovery tool that can be used to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password efficiently. And it also supports other versions like Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, etc...

 

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Step 1: Prepare for Download and Install

In this case, you need another computer to run this software. Download LabWin and then install the same on the computer. Now, launch this software and at the home page you will get a few options, but don't be in a hurry to click on any such options.

 

Windows Password Recovery start up

Step 2:Burn Disk

Insert a USB Pen drive and when the computer detects the USB, maximize the software page and move to the section stating 'Create Password Reset USB Flash Drive' and beneath the same, you will find 'Burn USB', click on it. After the completion of the burning process, remove the USB flash drive from the computer and insert it on that computer where you need to reset the admin password of Windows Server 2019.

 

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Step 3: Boot Window Server 2019 from USB

Now, turn on Windows Server 2019 computer and then immediately press the relevant key to access the Boot options, the keys may be F2, F8, and F10. The keys depend upon the model of the laptop, for example, F2 key is for the HP laptop. Select USB Flash drive from the Boot option and soon, you will see LaWin on computer screen.

 

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Step 4: Reset Administrator Password on Windows Server 2019

Select a locked username and further click on the 'Reset Password' button. That's it; your task is done and now reboot your computer and access the admin panel without any password.

 

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LabWin is handy software and you can reset administrator password of Windows Server 2019 efficiently. But make sure to download the trusted software within this page.

 

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Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password with Installation Disk

If you have lost administrator password, then you can reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password using a Windows installation disk. The process is quite effective and for your solace, the steps are provided below.

 

Step 1: Insert Windows Server installation disk and then reboot Windows server 2019.

 

Step 2: Immediately press the relevant key to reach the boot section such as F2 or F8.

 

Step 3: Thereafter, the Windows Setup page will appear and you need to press the 'Shift and F10' key together to launch the command prompt.

 

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Step 4: Now, type or copy the command provided here and then paste the same in the command prompt and after that press the 'Enter' key.

move d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak
copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
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Step 5: Your computer will restart and during this period, you need to press the F8 key immediately to reach 'Advanced Boot Options'. After reaching to advanced boot option, select 'Safe Mode'.

 

Step 6: Soon, you will be directed to Login Panel, press the 'Windows and U' key together to launch the command prompt. Now type 'netuser Administrator XYZ'. Here XYZ is the password and you can provide the password as per your wish and then press the 'Enter' key.

 

Step 7: After completing the above task, close the command prompt and then move to the Login panel to sign-in to the administrator account with the fresh password you have created. Click on the 'Start' menu, type 'Windows PowerShell' in the search bar and then choose it as an admin mode.

 

Step 8: After completing the above task, close the command prompt and then move to the Login panel to sign-in to the administrator account with the fresh password you have created. Click on the 'Start' menu, type 'Windows PowerShell' in the search bar and then choose it as an admin mode.

 

Step 9: Now, copy the command and paste in the Windows PowerShell box to rename the utilman.exe file.

copy /y c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe.bak c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

 

This method needs some technical knowledge and an installation disk. If you have both, then you can easily reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password. However, if you lost the installation CD/DVD, then it will be hard for you to apply this method.

 

Reset Windows Server 2019 Administrator Password by Factory Reset

Reinstallation is the last method to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password but this process will erase all the personal data. The process is simple, just insert Windows Server 2019 CD/DVD and then change the boot order and select CD/DVD drive. Soon, your computer will restart and you need to follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Windows Server 2019.

 

This method is quite effective as your PC will be totally refreshed. But, it is not suggested to wipe out all the data to resolve an issue that can be resolved from other methods.

 

Bottom Line:

So, this was all about the ways to reset Windows Server 2019 administrator password. Now, the choice is yours to opt for the way. On the off chance, if you are tech-savvy, then you can go for the installation disk method. But, if you are a beginner and do not know much more about the computer, then it's better to choose LabWin software. The first method is applicable for everyone and easy to use if you have an option of the guest account. So, you must begin with the first method and thereafter go for the other methods. Every method has equal importance and it depends upon your caliber.

 

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