admin pass not work server2008

Ahmad Sultan 21 Reputation points

hi i don't know if some one have same issue before

suddenly after restart server and try to login using administrator user and password its show me error

( the user name or password incorrect )
and any user have admin show same error in this server

in another server DC everything working fine
if i connect remotly its accept connection but also if i try login its show same error

i need ur hlep this main server

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  1. Hannah Xiong 6,221 Reputation points


    Thank you so much for posting here.

    According to our description, if we log in to the Windows server 2008 DC with admin accounts, there will be the error showing the user name or password incorrect. If connecting remotely, it could successfully be logged in. We could try to reset the admin password as shown below.


    Just a small tip, if we could not log in to the physical machine, we could kindly have a check whether there is something wrong with the keyboard. We have encountered such cases that some keys on the keyboard had problems, which caused problems with password input.

    Thank you so much for your time and support.

    Best regards,
    Hannah Xiong

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  1. Shaqib Lallmamode 6 Reputation points

    Try resetting password by the following methods:

    • Insert the original Windows Server 2008 installation DVD
    • Reset the computer, boot from DVD
    • Choose option "Repair your computer"
    • Start command prompt
    • C:\
    • CD C:\Windows\System32
    • MOVE Utilman.exe Utilman.exe.bak
    • COPY Cmd.exe Utilman.exe
    • You may also need to "Enable" the administrator account which can be done by using "NET USER administrator /active:yes"
    • Restart windows
    • At the login screen, type Windows-U, this fires up cmd.exe now
    • NET USER administrator Presto! Login as administrator!
    • Now repair computer again and move the original Utilman.exe back

    Method 2: Third party windows password recovery toolkits

    Step1. Download Windows Password Recovery Tool and install in any available computer.

    Step2. Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. (A blank CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive is needed).

    Step3. BIOS set. Boot computer from the created CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive and set BIOS setup.

    Step4. Reset Windows Server 2008 R2 password to *******

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    Might try resetting the password or create a new user and logon as a test.

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  3. Ahmad Sultan 21 Reputation points

    thx all for help

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