Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How to Reset AD Password in Windows Server 2003?

Windows Server 2003 is a Microsoft business product. No matter what server system you have on your business computer, resetting your password regularly will help you ensure that no one is accessing your computer without your permission when you are not around. After all, the business information stored on your computer is likely sensitive information you wouldn't want falling into the wrong hands. If you have a server computer with Windows Server 2003, it's quick and easy to reset Windows  password.
Firstly, let's figure out what is "AD"?
AD is shortten as Active Directory, used by system administrators to store information about users, assign security policies, and deploy software. It was released first with Windows 2000 Server edition and refined further in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and was renamed Active Directory Domain Services. AD components include such domains, domain controllers, trust relationships, forests, organizational units, etc.
How to Reset AD Password in Windows Server 2003?
Step 1: Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Click the "Administrative Tools" icon in the list of options. In this directory, click "Active Directory Users and Computers" to open the AD console.
Step 2: Click your domain name on the left side of the window. In the list of options displayed, click the "Users" icon. This lists all the users configured on the domain in the center detail window.
Step 3: Right-click the user you want to edit. Select "Reset Password." A window opens where you can enter a new password.
Step 4: Enter the user's new password in the first text box. In the second text box, type the password value again to verify it was typed correctly the first time.
Step 5: Click "OK" to save your changes. The next time the user logs into the domain, the new password is required.
And what's more, there is another most efficient and powerful way to reset AD password for Windows Server 2003. You can take Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise in use to reset the forgotten Windows password.
  • Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise in any available computer.
  • Step 2: Run the software and insert a USB flash drive to computer.
  • Step 3: Select Domain Administrator and target USB drive, and then click the Burn button to start burning an ISO image file to the USB flash drive until it completes.
  • Step 4: Insert the burned USB flash drive to your locked computer and set the computer to boot from USB.
  • Step 5: Choose the way to reset AD password.

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