How to reset administrator@vsphere.local password in vCenter 5.5

  1. Open command prompt as administrator on the SSO 5.5 server
  2. cd /d “C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VMware\CIS\vmdird”
  3. vdcadmintool.exe
  4. Press 3 to enter the username
  5. Type: cn=Administrator,cn=users,dc=vSphere,dc=local
  6. Hit enter
  7. New password is displayed on screen
  8. Press 0 to exit

Pretty easy eh?

SSOPW

 

You can get to the same utility on the VCSA by logging in with root at the console and launching the following command: 

/usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool

Follow the same process listed above to generate a new password. 

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3 comments on “How to reset administrator@vsphere.local password in vCenter 5.5
  1. Jerry says:

    Great article! Do you know how to do this on a vcenter appliance?

  2. elgwhoppo says:

    Yep, launch /usr/lib/vmware-vmdir/bin/vdcadmintool at the console.

  3. Holger says:

    Thank you! 🙂

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