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Lost username and password for WHS Remote Access

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  • I havent used WHS Remote Access for a while and i have now forgotten my username and password. Is there any way to find out what they are or to set up a new username and password
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:59 PM

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  • User names can be viewed and passwords can be set using the console (if a V1 server) or dashboard (if a WHS 2011 server).

    If what you really mean is that you've forgotten the password that lets you run the console/dashboard (which is the password for the server's Administrator account), your password hint may help you remember it. If it doesn't (or if you didn't set one), there's no supported way to reset or otherwise recover the password. You might be able to find a tool that will crack the administrator password by clever use of a search engine, but otherwise you're looking at reinstalling Windows Home Server.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:37 PM
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  • I am  going thru same thing. But how do you reinstall Windows Home Server? it says to use a disc, but i had 3 in my package. I know one is for client computer restore. One is a pre installation disc. and the last is the install disc, but as microsofts instructions, i cant find the "reinstall" button selection under install. i am afraid to delete all my data.

    help please

    Thursday, April 05, 2012 2:53 AM
  • http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-HK/whs2011/thread/6717930b-6da6-4a5f-ba4e-1a4a0e562b5a

    Courtesy of Phil


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    <KirbyDawg2> wrote in message news:ab91e51d-fb62-47fb-a0ad-24dec77708d5@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I am going thru same thing. But how do you reinstall Windows Home Server? it says to use a disc, but i had 3 in my package. I know one is for client computer restore. One is a pre installation disc. and the last is the install disc, but as microsofts instructions, i cant find the "reinstall" button selection under install. i am afraid to delete all my data.



    help please


    BullDawg
    Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:41 AM
  • thanks!
    Thursday, April 05, 2012 5:54 AM
  • The link I sent is for WHS 2011.  If you are using v1, then you need to follow these instructions.

    This one is courtesy of Joel

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsfaq/thread/cdb387f1-9baa-4ae3-a74b-ff351dc1c0bf

    and this one below is also a very good guide

    http://connecteddigitalworld.com/2009/05/31/how-to-perform-a-server-reinstallation-of-windows-home-server/


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    <KirbyDawg2> wrote in message news:eb7c492c-06b0-4494-822c-7fa10794c98e@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    thanks!


    BullDawg
    Thursday, April 05, 2012 8:44 AM