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How to reset Windows password

In this guide, we will show in detail how to change the password of a Windows account on a remote server.

First, you will need to go to the VMManager control panel. To do this, carefully read the activation letter — it contains separate username and password for access to the VMManager panel. You can also access the VMManager control panel through billing.

1. Go to the Virtual Machines section, where you need to select the server:

Selecting a virtual machine to change the Windows account password

2. Choose Recovery Mode

Recovery mode on the virtual server

3. Confirm the switch to recovery mode. The System Rescue CD image will be connected automatically:

Confirming the switch to recovery mode

4. After the server is rebooted, proceed to VNC:

VNC on the virtual server

5. In the window that opens, select the first item, or wait for the console to load automatically:

SystemRescue Console

6. In the console enter the command:

ntfs-3g /dev/vda2 /mnt/windows
The command to mount

7. Then go to directory with mounted cd:

Going to the directory

8. Enter the command:

chntpw -u Administrator SAM

And press 1 and ENTER. Then enter q and ENTER.

Choosing a password reset

9. On the write hive files[y/n]: enter Y and press ENTER 

Windows Password Reset

10. Exit the recovery mode and reboot the server:

Exiting recovery mode
Confirming the exit from recovery mode

11. So, we have managed to change the Windows account password. Now, you can log into the server as the Administrator with an empty password.

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