The text on this page was translated by translation software. A revised version from our editors will be available soon. For Dedicated Servers acquired before and Server Deals. This article explains how to reset your server's root password if you forget it. If you have forgotten your server's root password, you can boot it into the rescue system. During this process, a temporary password is displayed for the selected rescue system. With this password you can log into the rescue system as administrator via SSH. You can then reset your server's root password. Boot the server into the rescue system.
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There are two possible scenarios:. This guide will explain how to proceed with changing your admin password depending on the initial situation. OVHcloud is providing you with services for which you are responsible, with regard to their configuration and management. You are therefore responsible for ensuring they function correctly. This guide is designed to assist you in common tasks as much as possible. Nevertheless, we recommend that you contact a specialist service provider if you have difficulties or doubts concerning the administration, usage or implementation of services on a server. After restarting your server into rescue mode , you will need to identify the system partition. You can do this with the following command:.
When you install or reinstall a Windows operating system, you are provided with a password for administrative access. We strongly recommend that you change this initial password. In case you have lost your admin password, it needs to be reset using rescue mode. The system has to be started in rescue mode before the admin password can be changed. Select your server from the left-hand sidebar under Dedicated Servers. Look for "Boot" in the General information box and click on In the popup window, tick Boot in rescue mode and select "WinRescue" from the menu. Specify an email address below if the login credentials should not be sent to your customer account's primary address. Click Next and then Confirm.
When you install or reinstall a Windows operating system, you are provided with a password for administrative access. We strongly recommend that you change this initial password, as detailed in our guide about securing a dedicated server. In case you have lost your admin password, it needs to be reset using rescue mode. This guide will take you through the process of changing your server's admin password via the available rescue mode configurations for a Windows OS. The following steps describe the process of changing the local admin password by using the always available OVHcloud rescue mode Linux-based. If you would like to use Windows PE WinRescue instead, skip to the pertinent section at the end of this guide.