Admin Password Reset

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To reset the administrative password:

su zimbra
zmprov sp <admin email address> <new password>

To get a list of all administrators:

su zimbra
zmprov gaaa

To access the admin console:


Remember that the administrative console (sometimes) requires a full email address as the login name, so you may be using the correct password and the wrong login!

Verified Against: unknown Date Created: 4/7/2006
Article ID: Date Modified: 2009-06-15

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To take use of third part utility:

There are a lot of tools and utilities that can be downloaded and used to recover, reset, retrieve or reveal existing password. Take Windows Password Unlcoker for example, Windows Password Unlcoker creates a password reset CD that work during the boot process and instantly reset Administrator or other account passwords and Windows security setting which prevent you from logging in.

  1. Download a reliable third part utility (here, take Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 for example: and save it to your hard disk. Take note of what folder you saved the file in
  2. Burn the downloaded ISO file onto a CD. * To burn your CD, you'll need a blank CD-R . * If you are familiar with burning .iso image files you may use any software you already have such as Nero, Sonic, Roxio etc. If you need burning software we provide one of the best solutions on the market called BurnCDCC.Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows password.
  3. Insert newly created CD in your CD drive and reboot your computer. When the CD boots, you'll see Windows Password Unlocker 4.0 initializing. If so, you can continue to the next step. If the computer still boots into Windows, it is necessary to change BIOS boot sequence to make it boot from the CD. Follow the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed
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