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Umbraco - Reset the Admin Password via SQL Server

To reset the admin password of a Umbraco website.

1. In Sql server, run the following script on the database:


USE  INSERT-YOUR-DATABASE-NAME-HERE
GO

UPDATE umbracoUser set userdisabled=0, userLogin='admin', userPassword='default' where id=0

2. In your web config file, find the "UsersMemnershipProvider" section, change the setting:


passwordFormat="Hashed"
to
passwordFormat="Clear"


You should now be able to login using the Username: Admin and the Password: default ("the two sweetest words in the english language").