Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out the current password.

Thanks.

share|improve this question
    
If you are the admin you should just reset their password. –  Ramhound Feb 12 '13 at 12:23
    
Looks like I will have to do that. Just wanted to check before I took that route. Cheers. –  user1001421 Feb 12 '13 at 12:26
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

No, there is not. The idea is that you can't see users passwords, even as an administrator, so you can't pretend to be them without them knowing about it. You can reset their password if they lose it, but if you do, they'll know you did.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks. It was worth a shot. –  user1001421 Feb 12 '13 at 12:25
1  
You should never know your users passwords, it puts you in a very awkward position if anything happens to their profile /online accounts etc. –  Joe Taylor Feb 12 '13 at 13:25
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.