Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reset windows password using UBCD

To reset windows Administrator password of VM's you can use UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD). It's simple to use. I have tried it in Hyper-Vm node and
it was a success. Please follow the below steps to reset/remove Admin password of a Hyper-VM VPS (Windows)

First you need to Download the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) to your HyperVM server. You can download it from http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Ultimate-Boot-CD.shtml

First step
1. Then you need to select the VM from the Hyper-VM manager
2. Right click on the VM >> select "Settings" >> You will be promted with another window
3. Find IDE controler 1 option under Hardware section >> select that >> on the right side you can see an option to select the media Image file
4. Browse and select the UBCD ISO file from downloads
5.After selecting the ISO >> click on the BIOS option from the same window >> and change the Boot order (Give CD first preference)
6.Then right click on the VM and connect >> then reset the VM
Second step
1. Once the server is booted you will get a commandline interface, select HDD option from that >>  http://dewlance.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Screenshot_hdd.jpg
2. Then select Data Recovery option >> http://dewlance.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/DataRec.gif
3. Then Open Offline NT Password & Registry Editor >> http://dewlance.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Recovery.png
When prompted boot, just hit enter.
4. Select the Windows Drive, 1-n where n is # of partitions. Typically look for the drive that has the most allocated disk space (non-BOOT drive). So hit the # then enter >> 2 most of the cases
5. It asks about the config path, which should just be already entered as the default, hit enter.
6.Now it asks which registry to load, hit 1 (Password reset [sam system security] and hit enter.
7. Now select “Edit user data and passwords”, 1 and hit enter.
8. It will list the accounts available on the local machine. We want the Administrator (or equivalent user account). You can type in the username, or type in the RID. For ease, type in Administrator and hit enter.
9. Enter 1 (Clear (blank) user password) and hit enter.
10.It will ask what user account to apply this for, which should auto fill Administrator. If not, type in urel$admin and hit enter.
11. We are now done, hit q and hit enter.
12. Type in ! (Shift + 1) and hit enter.
13. Hit q again. And hit enter (to quit)
14. Now it asks if we want to write the file(s) back, hit y and enter.
15. Control+Alt+Delete to reset the computer, and log in to Windows. You have now reset your windows admin password.

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