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MCS 7825-H3 BIOS admin password reset.

I'm attempting to reset/clear the BIOS admin password on a rack mounted MCS-7825-H3 server. I have the current password and can enter the BIOS, however, when I enter the administrator password field I receive a message window stating "The Admin password is set and Locked. Hit any key to return to the menu"

I have seen answers which involve removing the server, opening the case and changing dip switches to reset the BIOS but I don't want to pull the server out of the rack.

Is there a way to reset/remove this password without removing the server from the rack?

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Dip switches / CMOS Battery pull are the only ways I know of, both of which, involve a de-rack.

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That's what I was afraid of.

I've got a stack of H3 servers to update. I was hoping there was a supersecret workaround for the H series. I was able to update all the I series I have without problem but the H series looks like it will be a real pain.

Thanks for the quick response.

 

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Hi Again

Terry Cheema posted an answer which works from the BIOS login.

Thought this might be helpful to you.

Correct Answer by Terry Cheema about 2 days 2 hours ago

Have you tried the below to clear the password:

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0103336

To disable the passwords:
To disable or clear the password, enter the password followed by a/(slash) when prompted to enter the password.

-Terry

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