Reset domain Admin password on a Windows Server 2008 or windows 7 with only the official DVD install

Many of us forget the Admin password for Domain or windows 7, the following is better way to reset it with official Microsoft DVD windows 7 or Windows 2008.

  • Boot  onto  DVD of Windows 7 or Windows server 2008
  • Choose      “Repair your computer”

  • Launch      cmd

  • Go      to c:windowssystem32     #  some times windows set boot drive D: drive
  • Rename      Utilman.exe to Utilman.exe.bak  as following
c:windowssystem32move utilman.exe utilman.exe.bak
  • Copy      cmd.exe to Utilman.exe
c:windowssystem32copy cmd.exe utilman.exe
  • Reboot      on Windows
  • Do the keyboard shortcut Windows + U when on the logon screen
  • Run  inside the cmd   this
net user administrator      Newpass123
  • log  on with new password
  • Reboot on the DVD to put back the original Utilman.exe
c:windowssystem32moveutilman.exe.bak utilman.exe