Reset Windows 2012 Password

I installed a month ago Windows 2012 Evaluation in a Virtual Machine, today I tried to logon but I forgot password :-(

There is an easy way to reset the password without cracking it...

1) Start Server using a Linux Live CD
2) Go to C:\Windows\System32
3) Rename Utilman.exe to OldUtilman.exe
4) Copy cmd.exe to Utilman.exe
5) Restart using Windows and at logon press Windows Key + U
6) From command prompt type net user Administrator MyNewPassword
7) Restart and voilam you'll have access to your server again ;-)

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