How to Create & Use Windows Server 2016 Password Reset Disk

This guide is about how to create password reset disk in Windows server 2016 and use it to reset your local user account password when you forget your password. If you have forgotten Windows server 2016 password and need to reset it, you also can follow this guide to create a professional password reset disk without logging in and then use it to reset any forgotten Windows password.

Section 1: Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows Server 2016 and Use It to Reset Password When You Forget It.

Section 2: Create a Professional Password Reset Disk on any Computer and Use It Reset any Forgotten Windows Password on Your Locked Computer.

Section 1: Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows Server 2016 and Use It to Reset Password When You Forget It.

Part 1: How to Create a Password Reset Disk in Windows Server 2016.

Windows server 2016 password reset disk is floppy or USB disk which stores password information of a local administrator or standard user account. This is really useful for forgetful people to prevent a forgotten password. It is easy to create a password reset disk in Windows server 2016.

Step 1: Sign in to your local admin account in Windows server 2016. Open start menu and type “create password reset disk” in the search box. Then select it from the search results. (You also can find this option in Control Panel.)

Step 2: When “Forgotten Password Wizard” pops up, insert a floppy or a USB flash drive to the computer and then click “Next”.

Step 3: The wizard will save password information about this admin account to the disk you inserted. Select it from the drive list and then click “Next”.

Step 4: Enter your current admin account password and then click “Next”.

Step 5: Wait until the progress of creating password reset disk is 100% completed. Click “Next”.

Step 6: A password reset disk for your Windows server 2016 local admin account has been successfully created. Everyone can use this disk to reset your admin account password. Please keep it in a safe place.

Part 2: How to Use Windows Server 2016 Password Reset Disk to Reset Local User Account Password.

So you have created a password reset disk for your Windows server 2016 local admin account. When you forget password, follow this guide to reset the admin account password by using the password reset disk. Note that it only works for local user account password reset. If you need to reset a forgotten domain admin password in Windows server 2016, please refer to the Section 2.

Step 1: When you submit a wrong password to sign in your local admin account, you will get a message says the password is incorrect. Just select “OK” to go back to the login screen.

Step 2: A link for resetting password is displayed under the password box. Now insert your Windows server 2016 password reset disk and then click the link.

Step 3: A password reset wizard will be opened. This wizard will guide you to reset the local admin password easily. Click “Next” to continue.

Step 4: Select the password reset disk you inserted: pull down the drive list and select it. Then click “Next”.

Step 5: In the “New password” box, type a new password. In the “Confirm password” box, type the new password again. Then click “Next”.

Step 6: The local admin account password has been replaced with the new one. Anything else about the user account will remain unchanged. Now click “Finish” to close the password reset wizard and then you can use the new password to sign in to the admin account.

 

Section 2: Create a Professional Password Reset Disk on any Computer and Use It Reset any Forgotten Windows Password on Your Locked Computer.

This section will show you how to create a professional Windows password reset disk on any accessible computer including your friend’s. Then you will be able to use the disk to reset Windows local/domain administrator and user passwords on any of your computers.

Part 1: How to Create a Professional Password Reset Disk on any Computer.

To create a professional password reset disk, you need help of Windows Password Rescuer. This is one of the most popular Windows password reset tools which can help create password reset disk with CD, DVD or USB flash drive. After that, you can use the password reset disk to reset your forgotten Windows server 2016 local/domain admin password easily and safely.

Step 1: Firstly, purchase Windows Password Rescuer Advanced full version online. Seconds later, you will receive a full download link from email you chose.

Step 2: Download Windows Password Rescuer Advanced from your received link and then install it on a computer you have access to. It can be installed on any Windows OS. (Free download Windows Password Rescuer Advanced trial version here. It is about 114 MB.)

Step 3: Insert a blank USB flash drive to the computer and launch Windows Password Rescuer Advanced you just installed. Then click “USB Device” option.

Step 4: Pull down the drive list and select the USB flash drive you inserted. Click “Begin Burning” button and then select “Yes” when a confirm message pops up. It will start creating a password reset disk automatically.

Step 5: A moment later, burning progress is completed. Unplug the USB flash drive. Now you can use this USB password reset disk to reset any Windows user account password without data loss.

Part 2: How to Use the Professional Password Reset Disk to Reset Forgotten Windows Local/Domain Account Password.

You can use the USB password reset disk to reset local/domain admin password for any Windows OS such as Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008/R2, 2003/R2, 2000, etc. Let’s see how it works for Windows server 2016.

Step 1: Plug the USB flash drive into your server computer. Hit “F12” key repeatedly while you turning on the computer until the Boot Menu appears. Use arrow key to move to the USB option and then press Enter key. Then computer will boot from USB. (Learn more about this step.)

Step 2: A moment later, Windows Password Rescuer Advanced will run automatically and show you a friendly interface. Select your Windows server 2016 from list.

Step2: Select the local/domain administrator account.

Step 3: To reset the administrator password, click “Reset Password” button and then select “Yes” from a confirm message.

Step 4: The unknown password will be removed and shown “Blank” in list.

Step 5: Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug the USB flash drive and then select “Yes”.

Step 6: Wait for the computer to boot your Windows server 2016. Then you can sign into the administrator account without password. For security reason, you need to create a strong password for it. You will find that anything else about the administrator account remain unchanged.

 

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