Reset Administrator Password in Windows Server 2016

By | 03/04/2018

Disclaimer : This step has nothing to do with Hacking and Break into your Server, this is just for educational purposes.

I’m not responsible for any damages caused by you.!

IT Administrator sometimes just forgot our Window Server password, so in this post, I’ll show you a very easy steps how you can reset your Administrator Password just by using Command Prompt.

Lets get started.

1 – On your Windows Server 2016, boot the server from Windows Server 2016 Boot DVD and Media

~*~ Picture here show you if you wrongly key in your password, it will stated The Password is incorrect. Try again~*~1.png

2 – On the Windows Setup interface, click Next.


3 – Then click Repair Your computer.


4 – On the Choose an option interface, click Troubleshoot menu.


5 – On the Advanced options interface menu, click Command Prompt.


6 – On the Command Prompt interface, type : (Refer to Picture)

cd windows\system32
ren Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.old
copy cmd.exe Utilman.exe


7 – Close the Command Prompt interface, then click Continue.


8 – and your Server will restart and it will present log on screen, next, on the Log on screen click Windows Key + U, command prompt will pop up and type

(Refer to Picture)

net user administrator [email protected] 

~*~ This will set the password for the Administrator to be [email protected] (case sensitive) ~*~


9 – You can close the command prompt and you should now be able to log back onto the server using the password you have provided in the previous step.


10 – Once you confirm & verify that you can successfully log in to the Administrator profile, now lets do some clean up & repeat the steps above,

Reboot your server once again from Server 2016 DVD @ media, on the Windows Setup interface, click Next.


11 – Click Repair your computer.


12 – Next, under Choose an option interface, click Troubleshoot.


13 – Under Advanced Options, click Command Prompt.


14 – At the Command Prompt, type :

(Refer to Picture)

cd windows\system32
ren utilman.exe
copy utilman.exe.old utilman.exe


15 – Last step, exit command prompt, and click Continue and you should back up & running as usual.


that’s all for now

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