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by daniel nitz and thomas torggler

Get access to a Windows 2012 Server without a password

In this article, I will explain how you get access to a Windows Server without a password.

When the server boots up you have a nice feature “Easy access” on the logon screen.

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In the next steps, we change the “Easy Access” function with a cmd command prompt:

1. Boot with the Server 2012 CD and select “Repair your computer

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2. Select “Troubleshooting” and “Command prompt
3. Get the drive letter of your System Volume with diskpart

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4. Rename the utilman.exe file to utilman.old and copy cmd.exe to utilman.exe

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5. Reboot the server and start the “Easy Access” feature. You will get a command prompt. Now type whoami and you will see that you can run commands under the local system account

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