Re: NT Administrator Password
From: Neil Moore-Smith (nms_at_moore-smith.co.uk)
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 21:40:09 +0100
Uncrackable is impossible, as in theory you can brute-force it with every
combination of letters/characters. It just takes a long time.
My solution is to change the domain Administrator password regularly. This
can be a pain in the neck because you have to change lots of service
accounts on servers. I use a tool called Password Pro to do this
automatically across the domain, so it's a doddle. It also changes local
machine account passwords, in case someone is logging as the local
Administrator and reading his personal folders. People often build a machine
and set Administrator to use the same password, and never change it. That's
That utility is at http://www.crescendo.ltd.uk and it's inexpensive.
"steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi All,
> I have a very paranoid boss who is certain that his emails are being read
> someone with the admin password. To try and calm him I have changed the
> admin password to something that I only know about - however, we all know
> that you can obtain password hacking tools straight from the web.
> Is there a way to make an administrators password impossible to crack ??