Windows Server 2012 Forgot Administrator Password

How to recover Windows server 2012 forgot administrator password? If you still can get into computer with another administrator count, you can reset password without any reset disk. If you have no other accounts, but have a password reset disk, you also can reset password simply and quickly.

However, if you have no other accounts or password reset disk to get into computer, don’t be disappoint, you do not need to reinstall windows, create a Windows server 2012 password reset usb or cd disk, and use it to reset password.

Method 1: Use an administrator account to recover Windows Server 2012 forgot password

Step 1: Get into windows with administrator account, click Start to open Start Menu.

Step 2: Click Command Prompt (or click Run… type in: command, press Enter) to open it.

Step 3: On Command Prompt screen, type in: Net User <user name> <new password>, and then press Enter.

Method 2: Use a password reset disk to recover Windows server 2012 forgot administrator password

Step 1: On the logon screen, type in a wrong password, you will get the incorrect password hint, click OK, click Reset password … below the password text box.

Step 2: When the password reset wizard set up, follow the instructions to finish the password reset process.

Method 3: Recover Windows Server 2012 administrator forgot password with a USB.

Step 1: Download and install Windows password reset special program on an accessible computer.

Windows password reset special program trial version free download

Step 2: Insert a USB, click “Burn to USB”.

create a windows server 2012  password reset usb

Step 3: Unplug the USB, connect to your windows server 2012 pc.

Step 4: Restart/start server 2012 and set computer to boot from the USB drive.

Step 5: When the Vodusoft Windows password reset program comes up, reset password following the steps.

recover windows server 2012 forgot password

.5.1 Select windows server 2012, click on your user account name.

. 5.2 Click “Reset”, pay attention to the hint message, click “Yes” to set your password to “Vodusoft@2012”.

. 5.3 Unplug the USB from your locked computer, click “Reboot”, click “Yes” to restart server.

. 5.4 Log into windows server 2012 with password “Vodusoft@2012”.


If you do not have a USB, you can also use a writable CD to create a password reset disk, the steps are same with the USB.