Re: Windows 2000 Administrator lockout

From: Lou C (LouC_at_tmlp.com)
Date: 08/16/04

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    To: "Robert Ritchey" <rritchey@eods.com>, <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:13:09 -0400
    
    

    Here, this is probably better.
    http://illy.napcom.net/files/passwords/ntpwresetcd.zip
    Unzip, burn the .iso, boot from cdrom
    this will allow you to reset the password to nothing or whatever you desire.
    Make sure you run a scandisk afterwards otherwise no change will take place.

    This is a Linux boot cd. Very easy to use.
    -LC
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Ritchey" <rritchey@eods.com>
    To: <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
    Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:55 PM
    Subject: Windows 2000 Administrator lockout

    > Hello All,
    >
    > The network that I have is rather small. 1 server, and 4 workstations.
    > I inherited the systems. There has been no administrator working there
    > for a little over a year. What administrator that was there, was very
    > much non-technical.
    >
    > When the network was built whoever built the server installed everything
    > they possibly could. This system now how few main functions:
    > 1. File server
    > 2. Internet Gateway
    > 3. Symantec Virus manager
    >
    > Nobody knows any of the passwords for anything on the system. Any of
    > the passwords that are in use are not allowed administrator access. I
    > do mean for anything! I can't even get Symantec to update virus
    > signatures, as I do not have a password to do the update with. The
    > signature is like 2003 date.
    >
    > It is just very frustrating!
    >
    > I am looking for options, before I have to go and reformat and rebuild.
    > This would in some ways make life simpler, there are wrinkles in that
    > all of there operational data and other services are on the server. We
    > are currently moving foreword with a plan to rebuild. This will happen;
    > I would rather pick the time to do it. Rather than have it forced on
    > me.
    >
    > Does anyone know of any other way to take control of this machine and
    > network.
    >
    > Thanks for your time and any ideas will be appreciated.
    >
    > Robert Ritchey
    >
    >
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