How To Change The Directory Services Restore Mode Password

IT Support Forum Forums Active Directory Backup and Restore How To Change The Directory Services Restore Mode Password

This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  McLovin 3 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #304

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    I don’t know the Active Directory services restore mode password. How do I change the directory services restore mode password?

  • #305

    McLovin
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    To change the Directory Services restore mode password:

    1. Log onto the domain controller you want to change the password on
    2. Click Start -> Run
    3. Type ntdsutil and hit enter
    4. Type set dsrm password
    5. Type reset password on server null
    6. Type the new Directory Services restore mode password
    7. Type q to quit the DSRM command
    8. Type q to quit the ntdsutil command
  • #306

    Webmaster
    Keymaster

    When I type the new Directory Services restore mode password, nothing comes up. Is that normal?

  • #307

    McLovin
    Participant

    Yes, the characters won’t appear when you type the new password. Just type the password and hit enter.

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