Re: SAM encripted with syskey

From: Miroslaw Slawek Chorazy (mchorazy_at_depaul.edu)
Date: 02/09/05

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    To: <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>, <Oscar.Anzaldo@xerox.com>
    
    

    From the Microsoft provided documents, "Hardening Windows 2003 Server
    Domain Controllers" part of the "Windows Server 2003 Security Guide"
    one reads...

    "Finally, the loss of the Syskey password or floppy disk leaves your
    domain controller in a state where it cannot be restarted. There is no
    method for you to recover a domain controller if the Syskey password or
    floppy disk is lost. If this happens, the domain controller must be
    rebuilt."

    slawek

    >>> "Anzaldo, Oscar" <Oscar.Anzaldo@xerox.com> 2/8/2005 17:11 >>>
    Hi list,

    Does anyone knows a way to disable syskey encryption or a way to
    retrieve the password for a SAM encripted with syskey?

    Regards

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