Archive for September, 2010

Forgot the Administrator’s Password? Change Domain Admin Password in Windows Server 2003 AD

Requirements Local access to the Domain Controller (DC). The Local Administrator password. Two tools provided by Microsoft in their Resource Kit: SRVANY and INSTSRV. Download them from HERE (24kb). Step 1 Restart Windows 2003 in Directory Service Restore Mode. Note: At startup, press F8 and choose Directory Service Restore Mode. It disables Active Directory. When […]