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  1. #1
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    How to recover Windows 2003 server local administrator password?

    i have a server that operate with windows 2003 server
    we forgot the local admin password
    and this server is also standalone server
    and have a critical data
    we cant login
    please help me ?

  2. #2
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    Hi,

    The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account “Administrator” and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:

    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press <ctrl>+<alt>+<del> keys twice and it’ll show Classic Login box. Now type “Administrator” (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.

    Now you can reset your account password from “Control Panel -> User Accounts“.

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

  3. #3
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    Hi,

    You can also use Login recovery, to recover your password.

    Login Recovery is a service to reveal user names and recover passwords for Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. As long as you have physical access to the computer, your passwords can be recovered.

  4. #4
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    Re: How to recover Windows 2003 server local administrator password?

    @Michael25
    For this you have to pay for this recover service?

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