Windows Server 2008 is one of Microsoft Windows' server line of operating systems. Besides Windows 7.Windows Server 2008 are the latest and more secured versions from Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 has many new features included that system administrators of small and large companies will enjoy.
Many use Windows 2008 server as a workstation. That means A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. And the host computer manage these computers through its admin account and password.
If you have lost windows 2008 server local admin password, I think it is easy for you to recover the password. But what if you have lost Windows Server domain administrator password? Things will get more tricky and all of the computers in the domain paralyze. These passwords also called AD password. Before solving your password problem, you need to know what is Active Directory Domain Controller.
A domain controller is a server that is running a version of the Windows Server operating system and has Active Directory Domain Services installed.
When you install Windows Server on a computer, you can choose to configure a specific server role for that computer. When you want to create a new forest, a new domain, or an additional domain controller in an existing domain, you configure the server with the role of domain controller by installing Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DS).
If you have lost this domain administrator password (also called AD password), it will be a tricky thing. However, Windows Password Key Enterprise can allow you to reset Windows domain administrator password.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Key Enterprise in any available computer.
Step 5: Insert the newly created CD/USB Flash Drive to your locked computer, but remember you need to set the bios setup , make sure the computer to boot from CD or USB.
If you don't know how to set BIOS, take a look this tutorial.
Now you can log on your domain admin account and reset a new password.