User forgot the OS login password, and they refuse to reinstall the OS-Software, they asked for a way to recover password directly.
1- Get all information about server and OS versions, and drivers
1-1、To prepare 2008R2 SP1 Standard Version of the ISO Windows image file, and put it on the remote server.
1-2、To prepare hardware server driver (this step is optional), there is no necessary to install the driver if the server has been installed it. Because the simulating environment is using the eSight customized operating system in RH2288H V2 server, and this customized operating system does not integrate RAID driver, so you need to download in advance. Download site:
Download and then decompress to the data disk E:\ Windows-Driver-V205
1-3、Be able to control the server through the iMana.
2Verify version and deploy scenarios.
Server Hardware Info
Deployment method: eSight deployed independently, log analyzer and collector are integrated
3-1、Login iMana system ,select Remote Control->Remote Virtual Console(Shared mode)
(Optional) select “Mouse Acceleration”, this is to accelerate the response speed the of the remote mouse.
3-2、Select the driver icon, load the ISO mirroring file, and click “connect”.
When showing as below, that means the ISO file has been read.
Reset the server as below
NOTE: We don’t guarantee this operation doesn’t have any influence to the server or OS, the unknown software or hardware abnormality may occurred, please be caution!
3-3、When seeing this view, press F11 to enter the Boot Manager page.
If boot manager does not have CD / DVD selection interface, you need to choose once again drive image loading ISO file, and then restart the server.
3-4、 Select “” and then press “enter” key to start the DVD.
3-5、When asking you to “Press any key to boot from cd/dvd...” press any key please.
3-6、 Default configuration is as blow, click next .
3-7、 Select “Repair your computer”
3-8、Select the first “selection”. then you can check if there is system disk appeared , if not, mean it needs you load the driver of raid card.
3-9、If the OS doesn’t show, load Floppy disk after click “Load Driver”, or there is no need to load the Floppy disk.
3-10、 Click the Floppy driver icon ,to load the diver which should be downloaded in advance.
Then choose the correct driver(you can check the raid card type when system restart).
3-11、the page below shown that load has finished
3-13、Select “Floppy Disk Drive(A:)” again.
3-15、And then “add drivers”, for LSI2208. You should choose’LSI MegaRAID SAS 9270-8i’
3-16、Now start to loading, this process is slow, please be patient .
3-17、When you can see the next information, please select “next” directly.
NOTE: if you can see the below system disk, there is no need the above driver loading process.
3-18、 Select “Command Prompt”.
You will see the below view:
3-19、Input command : cd /d c:\ ,to enter the system C disk.
3-20、Input “dir” to check the current disk status
NOTE: sometimes the system disk is not C :\ ,by cd /d x:\ to check more disk ,
Here the “x” is the disk name, this is to confirm which is the system disk.
3-21、Input “cd Windows\System32” to enter the system32 directory .
3-22、Rename the Magnify.exe program’s name, and then copy cmd.exe to Magnify.exe.
3-23、Close the above view and reboot the OS by “Restart”.
3-24、Waiting for the OS to enter the login view ,NOTE :because the system file changed ,so you see the prompt as blow :
3-25、Login page will prompt the account error ,just click “OK”
5-26、Select “ease of access” and the magnifier
3-27、Click “apply” ,you will see the command line view .
3-29、Input “explorer” to load the task ,input net user administrator xxx to reset the password ,
Here xxx is the new password.
3-30、If you see the password reset successfully, please reboot the OS.
3-31、The same procedure on revise Magnify.exe ,this procedure is to Delete the Magnify.exe in command line;
3-32、Restore the Magnify.exe program.
3-33、After change, restart the OS, and select “Start Windows Normally” to continue reboot.
3-34、Now, you should be able to login normally to OS
1: This operation cannot be guaranteed that the password can be restored , In contrast, repeatedly forced to reboot the system could result in system files lost. The only 100% secure way to avoid this is to reinstall the OS and deploy the LogCenter to recovery its function.
2: After the completion of the operation, the basic function of the LogCenter, such as status display, syslog log receiving and query, binary session log receiving and query, these basic functions without exception