Re: Windows 2000 Administrator lockout

From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers (bugtraq_at_planetcobalt.net)
Date: 08/17/04

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    On 2004-08-13 Robert Ritchey wrote:
    > 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.
    [...]
    > 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.
    [...]
    > I am looking for options, before I have to go and reformat and rebuild.
    [...]
    > Does anyone know of any other way to take control of this machine and
    > network.

    Yes. This is a frequently asked question and some googling (or searching
    the list archive) should have unearthed the answer.

    http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

    Regards
    Ansgar Wiechers

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