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How to Change Windows Home Server 2011 Administrator Password and Hint

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The importance of home server administrator is so obvious, which controls everything on server. Therefore, we have to change Windows Home Server administrator password every once in a while for server security, or sometimes when home server administrator password lost, we have to change it. In addition, password hint is the prompt of administrator password, so change it when you want to make home server safer.  

Now let’s see:

Part 1: Change Windows Home Server 2011 Administrator Password

Two ways are told to change Windows home server 2011 administrator password in two different situations.

Way 1: Access Windows Home Server and Change Administrator with Console

This way is useful when you still could access Windows Home Server 2011.

  1. Launch the Windows Home Server Console.
  2. Click Settings to open the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  3. Display the Passwords tab.
  4. Click Change Password to display the Windows Home Server Password Change dialog box.
  5. Type the new password in the Password and Confirm Password text boxes.
  6. Edit the password hint for new administrator password.
  7. Click OK to put the new password into effect. Windows Home Server tells you that the password has been changed.
  8. Click OK to return to the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  9. Click OK.

Way 2: Change Home Server 2011 Administrator Password with Software

Password software is an effective way to change or reset Windows Home Server administrator password even though when you are locked out of home server. If it is Windows home server raid, please choose Windows Password Genius Raid.

1. Select Windows Password Genius and find accessible computer. And install Windows Password Genius on this computer.

2. Prepare password reset disk burning device, bootable USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM. Run Windows password software, choose inserted burning device and click Begin burning to create Windows Home Server password reset disk.

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3. Change Windows Home Server administrator password with reset disk.

Plug password reset disk into home server, set it boot from USB or CD/DVD-ROM in Boot settings. When you see Windows Password Genius program runs successfully in locked home server, select administrator and click "Reset Password". And then its password would be changed. A new password is set for administrator automatically. Exit password reset disk device and reboot home server, all works have been completed.

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Part 2: Change Windows Home Server 2011 Password Hint

There are also two ways changing Windows home server 2011 password hint.

Way 1: Change Windows Home Server Password Hint in Console

Way 2: Change Windows Password Hint with Registry Editor

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