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How do I access Windows Server 2003 remotely if I've lost my admin password?

I cannot locate my Windows Server 2003 Client Access License (CAL). After my manager left, I had to rebuild/reinstall the server and now cannot find the admin password to access Windows Server 2003 remotely. What should I do?

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Answer: When you rebuilt the server, you should have gotten the administrator password which would have allowed you to access Windows Server 2003 remotely. I would physically connect to the box and right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties." Then select the "Remote" tab and enable "Remote Desktop" on the computer to enable RDP sessions.

This was first published in February 2010

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