Reset the DSRM Administrator Password


To Reset the DSRM Administrator Password

  1. Click, Start, click Run, type ntdsutil, and then click OK.
  2. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type set dsrm
    password
    .
  3. At the DSRM command prompt, type one of the following
    lines:
    • To reset the password on the server on which you are
      working, type reset password on server null. The null
      variable assumes that the DSRM password is being reset on the local computer.
      Type the new password when you are prompted. Note that no characters appear
      while you type the password.

      -or-

    • To reset the password for another server, type
      reset password on server
      servername
      , where
      servername is the DNS name for the server on which
      you are resetting the DSRM password. Type the new password when you are
      prompted. Note that no characters appear while you type the
      password.
  4. At the DSRM command prompt, type q.
  5. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type q to exit.
Comments (3)

  1. Carol says:

    Great tutorial! There is another way to reset dsrm password when we’re locked out.
    http://www.top-password.com/knowledge/reset-directory-services-restore-mode-password.html

    This have saved me many times.

  2. james says:

    A good guide to reset DSRM Administrator Password, I also get a solution to do so, here is the software:
    http://www.passwordtech.com/windows-password-recovery.html

  3. yyyy says:

    Ctrl-c e Ctrl-v