How to Bypass Windows Server 2008 Admin and User Password

If you forgot or lost your password for Windows server 2008/R2, you may be able to change or reset it.

Note: If you ask another administrator to reset your password, you might lose access to some of your files. Any encrypted files or e mail messages for that other account will no longer be accessible to the person who was using that account.

This article will show you how to bypass local and domain administrator/user password in Windows server 2008/R2 without losing access to any of your files.

Section One: Bypass Windows Server 2008 Local and Domain Administrator/User Password with Windows Password Rescuer Advanced.

Step 1: Create a Windows password recovery disk on an accessible computer.

Step 2: Boot your server computer from CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

Step 3: Bypass Windows server 2008/R2 administrator/user password with a few clicks:

Option 1: Bypass Windows server 2008 local and domain administrator password.

Option 2: Bypass Windows server 2008 domain user password.

Option 3: Bypass Windows server 2008 password by adding a new admin account offline.

Section Two: Method from Microsoft for Bypassing Windows Server 2008 Local Administrator Password.

Bypass Windows server 2008 local admin password by using password reset disk.

Section One: Bypass Windows Server 2008 Local and Domain Administrator/User Password Windows Password Rescuer Advanced.

Windows Password Rescuer Advanced is currently the best Windows password recovery tool which can help bypass local and domain user accounts passwords for any Windows system such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, Small Business 2008/2003 etc. With the help of Windows Password Rescuer, you are able to get back into your computer without old password and all files and settings will remain unchanged.

Step 1: Create a Windows password recovery disk on an accessible computer.

Firstly, you will need to log on another computer as administrator and then use Windows Password Rescuer to create a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

1. Click “Buy Now” button to purchase Windows Password Rescuer Advanced full version. You will receive a full download link.

2. Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Advanced full version. Then run the software. Connect a blank USB flash drive to the computer and select “USB Device”.

3. Pull down the drive list and select your USB drive name. Then click “Begin Burning”.

4. Once burning process completed, transfer the burned USB to your locked computer with Windows server 2008/R2.

Step 2: Boot your server computer from CD/DVD or USB flash drive.

If you have created a Windows password recovery disk with CD/DVD, please read more about how to set computer to boot from CD/DVD.

If you have created a Windows password recovery disk with USB, please read more about how to set computer to boot from USB.

Note:

1. To bypass local administrator and user password, Windows Password Rescuer must run on your locked computer.

2. To bypass domain administrator and user password, Windows Password Rescuer must run on the Server computer.

Step 3: Bypass Windows server 2008/R2 administrator/user password with a few clicks.

Once your locked computer or server computer boots from the Windows password recovery disk, Windows Password Rescuer Advanced will run automatically on the computer and show you a friendly interface. Now you are able to bypass local/domain user accounts password easily and safely.

Option 1: Bypass Windows server 2008 local and domain administrator password.

1. Click “Windows server 2008” and “Administrator” in list.

2. Click “Reset Password”. It will ask you if reset the password to “Hello@2011”, click “Yes”.

3. Local/Domain Administrator Password has been reset to “Hello@2011” and shown in list.

4. Click “Reboot”. When it asks you to eject your Windows password recovery disk, unplug your USB and then click “Yes” to restart your server computer.

5. After restart, you can log on Windows server 2008 as administrator with the new password.

Option 2: Bypass Windows server 2008 domain user password.

1. Domain user account will not be displayed in list. Simply click “Add User” button.

2. When following dialog pops up, type your user name in the box, then click “OK”. Your domain user account’s password will be reset to “Hello@2011” by default.

3. You will see that your domain user account and password are shown in list.

4. Click “Reboot”. Unplug your USB and then click “Yes” to restart the computer. After restart, you will be able to sign in your domain user account with the new password.

Option 3: Bypass Windows server 2008 password by adding a new admin account offline.

Without changing administrator password, you can add a new local/domain admin account to your Windows server 2008 on your server computer. So you will be able to log on Windows server 2008 with the new admin account easily.

1. On the Windows Password Rescuer interface, click “Add User” button.

2. When a dialog pops up, type a different user name from the existing user in the box. Then click “OK”.

3. You will see that the new admin account is displayed in list.

4. Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, click “Yes” to restart the server computer. Then you can log into your server computer with the new admin account.

 

Section Two: Bypass Windows Server 2008 Local Administrator Password with Password Reset Disk.

In fact, if you have previously created a password reset disk for your local administrator, now you are able to bypass local administrator password in Windows server 2008 without using any third-party software. Note that you must firstly create the password reset disk when you still have the password. If you have forgotten your Windows server 2008 local administrator password, this method is useless.

Here is how to reset local administrator password with password reset disk in Windows server 2008.

Step 1: Start your Windows server 2008. Once you attempt to log on with a wrong password, it will show you that the password you entered is incorrect. Click “OK”.

Step 2: You will see a link to reset password appears under the password box. Insert your password reset disk to the computer and then click the link.

Step 3: When a “Password Reset Wizard” pops up, click “Next” to continue password reset.

Step 4: Pull down the drive list and select your password reset disk. Then click “Next”.

Step 5: Type a new password and type it again in the confirm box. You don’t need to provide your old password, just to click “Next”.

Step 6: You have successfully reset the password for your local administrator password. Now click “Finish” to close “Password Reset Wizard” and you will be able to log on Windows server 2008 with the new password you just created.

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