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Resetting DSRM Admin Password

 

Resetting Directory Services Restore Mode Administrator Password

When you install Active Directory you are prompted to enter a password for Directory Services Restore mode. This should be different from your Administrator password. If you forgot the password and need to re-set it you can use the following;

Windows 2003 and 2008 Server

With 2003 Server you can use ntdsutil to re-set the password.

At the ntdsutil prompt enter "Set dsrm password" and enter;

  • reset password on server servername

To reset the local server use null, or for a remote server just put the name

See Microsoft knowledge base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322672

and Microsoft Technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754363(WS.10).aspx

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