How to Reset Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 Password?

If you use a computer with Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000, and unluckily forgot the Windows administrator log on password, then what should you do to access your computer again? How to reset a forgotten Windows Server Local or Domain administrator password?

The following we will show you how to reset the forgotten password and regain access to your Windows Server in different situations.

Option 1: If your computer is a Domain Server

If your Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 installs with Domain Controller, your computer is the Server of the special domain. If you are locked out of and cannot log on to this Domain Server, what you need to do is to reset Windows Domain Server administrator password. And your Windows logon screen will be shown as the following picture.
windows domain administrator password reset

Please note there will not be an option like "account name (this computer)" on the log on to text box when your computer is the Domain Server.

Reset your Server Domain administrator password with Windows Password Breaker Enterprise. It allows you to reset Windows Domain administrator password to a new one for Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000.

Option 2: If your computer is a Domain User

When your computer with Windows OS Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 is a member of a special domain, not the domain administrator, your computer logon screen will display as follows:
reset windows domain user password

1. Reset Server Local administrator password
Use Windows Password Breaker Professional to reset password. When you want to do your operations on local computer, you can select to log on to "this computer". If you forget its password and fail to access the local computer, you can take advantage of Windows Password Breaker Professional to reset your forgotten Windows passwords.

2. Reset Server Domain user account password
Ask your domain administrator to reset password. If you enter a wrong password when logging on to a domain like "CONTOSO" shown on the above picture, an error message like "The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case" will pop up. In this case, just tell your problem to the domain administrator, who is able to easily reset a forgotten domain password.

Option 3: If your computer is not on a domain

If your Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 is not on a domain, it can be only used as a personal computer like Windows 7/Vista/XP. Under this circumstance, Windows log on passwords of the computer are local passwords, not domain passwords. When you forgot its log on password or cannot access the computer, you can resort to Windows Password Breaker Professional, which allows you to reset Windows local user password for Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000. The logon screen of your computer is similar to the following picture.
reset windows local administrator password

Reset Server Local administrator password with Windows Password Breaker Professional. It allows you to reset Windows local administrator and other user passwords for Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000.

When you forgot your Windows Server 2008(R2)/2003(R2)/2000 log on password, reference the above 3 situations, and use the relevant solution to reset the forgotten password.

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