Somehow I've lost my administrator password for a hosted Windows Server 2012 instance. I have access to the server using the Remote Desktop Connection and Plesk.

I can boot the server in recovery mode and then have access to "my" booting drive. I already tried the trick to copy cmd.exe over Utilman.exe, but after rebooting the server in normal mode I still can't access it.

The problem is that I don't even come to the logon screen of Windows Server 2012 with the Remote Desktop Connection. Is there something I am doing wrong?


The solution is to modify the RDP configuration so that it does not ask for credentials before connecting:


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