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Three Common Password Reset Methods - Windows Server Raid

Are you annoyed about how to reset Windows server raid password after raid server password forgot? Do not feel upset! The article will tell you three common methods about how to reset Windows password on raid server in detail.


If you are a computer expert or proficient in computer technology, Method 1 and 2 could be taken into consideration, because they are a little difficult for computer novice even though they are effective. Surely if you want to reset Windows server password raid easily and safely, the third method is recommended.

Method 1: Reset Windows Server Raid Password with Raid-WinPE

Purpose: Enter a screen where you can modify or add user account and modify password.

1. Download Raid-WinPE from Internet.

2. Click F6 to load Raid drive when entering WinPE and keep floppy disk with Raid drive in USB floppy drive, then insert it into server and reboot server.

3. Click F6 to load Raid drive and enter WinPE.

4. Modify or add user name, and modify password are provided.
For example, you can modify password and after setup successfully, restart server and login with new password.

Method 2: Reset Windows Server Raid Password with Command Prompt

Purpose: Add local administrator account or modify administrator password through command prompt

Take Windows Server 2008 R2 as example, whose administrator password has been forgotten.

Step 1: Take installation CD of Windows Server 2008 R2 as a boot disk to start computer, finish loading installation image and then enter the language selection screen. Click Shift+F10 to open command prompt screen.

Step 2: Access the partition Windows directory stored and position to Windows\System32. (The default partition is C:\)

Step 3: Find and delete osk.exe from Windows\System32
>> Type:  
C: \Windows\System32\dir osk.exe on the screen
 //you can see osk.exe below command
>> Type:
C: \Windows\System32\del osk.exe
C: \Windows\System32\dir osk.exe

//Now you can’t find out osk.exe again because it has been deleted

Step 4: Copy and Rename cmd.exe to osk.exe
>> Type:
C: \Windows\System32\copy cmd.exe osk.exe
C: \Windows\System32\dir osk.exe

//osk.exe appears means copy cmd.exe successfully

Step 5: Reboot computer and click the button Ease of access on the bottom left. Choose "Don’t type with Keyboard" and then click "Yes" on the pop-up dialog

Step 6: When Command prompt screen appears, modify local administrator account password with net user command.

If you are not sure the name of administrator account, you also can create a new account and password. Follow the commands:
net users admin user Password /add
net local group administrators admin user /add

Step 7: Sign in server with local administrator account and password created or modified just now.

Last but not the least, copy osk.exe from another computer installed with Windows Server 2008 R2, and save it on your server to replace osk.exe that has been created.

Tips: Net User Command for Windows Server 2012 (R2)

Method 3: Reset Windows Server Raid Password with Windows Password Genius Raid

Purpose: Create a Windows password reset disk which can reset Windows password on raid server

  1. Get full version of iSunshare Windows Password Genius Raid and install it on an accessible computer.
  2. Create a Windows server raid password reset boot disk with Windows Password Genius Raid and bootable USB/CD/DVD.
  3. Insert Windows password reset boot disk into locked server and start locked raid server to boot from USB or CD/DVD. Then save BIOS setting changes and restart it.
  4. Reset Windows password on raid server.

About more detailed introduction, please take Windows Password Genius Raid and turn to Windows Password Recovery on Raid Server

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