How To Change The Directory Services Restore Mode Password Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Active Directory › Backup and Restore › How To Change The Directory Services Restore Mode Password Tagged: Directory Services Restore Mode Password This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by McLovin 4 years, 9 months ago. Author Posts July 3, 2014 at 9:13 am #304 WebmasterKeymaster I don’t know the Active Directory services restore mode password. How do I change the directory services restore mode password? July 3, 2014 at 9:13 am #305 McLovinParticipant To change the Directory Services restore mode password: Log onto the domain controller you want to change the password on Click Start -> Run Type ntdsutil and hit enter Type set dsrm password Type reset password on server null Type the new Directory Services restore mode password Type q to quit the DSRM command Type q to quit the ntdsutil command July 3, 2014 at 9:16 am #306 WebmasterKeymaster When I type the new Directory Services restore mode password, nothing comes up. Is that normal? July 3, 2014 at 9:17 am #307 McLovinParticipant Yes, the characters won’t appear when you type the new password. Just type the password and hit enter. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.