Re: WinXP Pro - Lost admin pwd

From: Arron Pitman (arron.pitman@footfall.com)
Date: 01/08/03


From: arron.pitman@footfall.com (Arron Pitman)
Date: 8 Jan 2003 08:17:33 -0800

Hit this website and download the bootdisk.

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

It's a powerful tool so take your time and read the instructions.

"RCC" <rcc76@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<ffJM9.6599$kq6.140068@news.xtra.co.nz>...
> "stig brahe sørensen" <2127819m001@mail1.stofanet.dk> wrote in message
> news:3e024382$0$1781$ba624c82@nntp03.dk.telia.net...
> > Once I locked out all my administrative accounts - bad idea - I fixed this
> > problem starting Winxp Pro box in recovery console. Here I copied the SAM
> > from %systemroot%\repair to %systemroot%\config - this will restore the
> > original password from installation point to the administrator account.
> > Unfortunately this solution overrides all user accounts!
> >
> > stig_brahe@hotmail.com
> >
> > "Trevor Rickards" <trickards@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> > news:oVaM9.118855$Qr.3083582@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
> > > Laurent,
> > > As you state that you can log in as an admin user, a tool such as
> > > L0pht Crack or John the ripper can crack the password for you so that
> > > you can retrieve it.
> > >
> > > A more preferable method would be to reset it to something you know, and
> > > if Michael's guess that your password is blank is incorrect, why not
> just
> > > reset
> > > it by going to:
> > > Control Panel -->Administrative Tools --> Computer management
> > > Under Local Users and Groups, go to users and pick the Administrator
> > > account from the list and reset the password.
> > >
> > > Trevor Rickards
> > > Technical Analyst
> > > Information Management
> > > Saskatchewan Environment
> > >
> > > "Michael S." <user@#notme.com> wrote in message
> > > news:Olxq69XoCHA.2360@TK2MSFTNGP09...
> > > > If you have XP Pro on your computer, at the log in screen type
> > > > ctrl-alt-delete
> > > > twice. In the user account type administrator, leave the password
> blank
> and
> > > > press enter. You likely didn't create a password for this hidden
> account
> > > > during setup and if the computer was purchased with XP pre-installed
> it
> > > > doesn't likely have one either,
> > > >
> > > > Then go to Control Panel, user accounts, select the
> > > > specific user and select change password. Once you've changed the
> password
> > > > it would be advisable to create a Password Reset Disk by clicking
> "Prevent
> a
> > > > Forgotten Password" link in the left pane.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
> > > > Windows Shell/User
> > > > Microsoft MVP Program:
> > > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;mvpawardintro
> > > > Associate Expert
> > > > Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> > > >
> > > > "Laurent" <redoctober@bitsmart.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:3df7e75d$0$15344$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> > > > > Does anyone know of a way to recover the administrator password on a
> Windows
> > > > > XP Pro box?
> > > > > Can log on as a admin user, but do not have the administrator pwd.
> can
> > > > > Lophtcrack or some other such utility retrieve the password hash on
> WinXP?
> > > > >
> > > > > Any suggestions welcome.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> There is a Linux floppy disk floating around with the admin password reset
> option.
> Alternatively, get a copy of ERD commander Pro from Winternals
> Regards,
> RCC