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Reset HP Power manager Password

I needed to get access to the HP Power Manager but unfortunately, the password was lost and we did not wanted to reinstall the software because we were not sure, if the settings would be kept but we needed them for sure.

 

Here are the instructions on how to reset the HP Power Manager password and how to create a new administratior, if required.

 

Notes

Please back up the file you are asked to edit before saving it.

The instructions were created for Version 4.3 of the software. Others might work too.

 

 

Resetting to the default password

Follow these instructions, if you lost the password and need access to the software again.

 

  1. Stop the HP Power Manager Service
  2. Open C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Power Manager\DevManBE.ini in a text editor, that works with linux linebreaks (notepad++ for example)
  3. In the [User_admin] section, set Password to T4vup76t
  4. Start the HP Power Manager Service
  5. You can now log in using the default credentials (admin/admin)

Create a new administrator

Follow these instructions if you do not want to tamper with the default "admin" user.

 

  1. Stop the HP Power Manager Service
  2. Open C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Power Manager\DevManBE.ini in a text editor, that works with linux linebreaks (notepad++ for example)
  3. In the [Users] section, add the Line User_X=Y where X is an unused number from 1 to 9 and Y your new username.
    X should be the first unused number, do not make any gaps in the numbering. If you already edited the users once with the web interface, all values might already be present, in this case, choose an empty one to edit instead of adding a new one.
  4. Add these 3 lines at the bottom of the file (set Y to the user name you have chosen in step 3):
    [User_Y]
    Password=T4vup76t
    Admin=1
  5. Save the file and start the HP Power Manager Service.
  6. Log in using the newly created user.
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