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Old 05 August 2003, 02:51 PM
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Hi,

Does anyone have a util that will recover/set the admin password in Win2000pro? It seems that one of our PCs in Egypt does not like the password (supposedly) set during setup. We've tryed all the other standard ones we use but no luck.

I need to get this done in the next hour or so, so if anyone has anything that can help it's much appreciated. If possible it needs to be something simple as it's their non-IT bod there who will be doing it.

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Old 05 August 2003, 03:11 PM
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NTLinux Boot Disk should do the job, but I would be reluctant to get someone without a reasonable knowledge to do it.
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:13 PM
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Hi Ian,

Yea, I've got this now and reading the instructions it's not something I would want to get a non-IT person doing. Especially as English is not there first laguage...
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:15 PM
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It will deffinatly do the job, and I have not found anything better!

Is the machine on a domain at all? can you not login as a Domain Admin and then reset teh password on teh local machine through User Manager?
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:17 PM
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No, it's not on a Domain. It's not even on a LAN at the moment.
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:19 PM
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Can you join it to a LAN?

When you join the machine to the LAN it should ask for permission of an account to join teh domain, which will then give a Domain Admin account Admin rights on the PC.
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:21 PM
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No. It's in a warehouse which is about 2 miles from the actual office.
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Old 05 August 2003, 03:24 PM
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Doh!

I think that NTLinux might be the only option in that case tehn unless someone else knows of anything different.
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Old 05 August 2003, 04:28 PM
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Okily dokily I have the answer to this problem :-)

download and unzip to a folder http://www.krissstephen.net/option1.zip

run cmd then navigate to the folder u created and run the makeme.bat file, ull need a floppy disk in the drive.

on the computer you need to fix insert the floppy and boot the computer up, when prompted for the files u need to edit they are as follows sam system security

if you need any more help give me an email as per profile
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Old 05 August 2003, 05:12 PM
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Hi King,

That's the same util that Neil and I have. I'm going through this on a test machine at the mo and writing some (hopfully) user-proof instructions for it.

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Old 05 August 2003, 05:27 PM
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it works 100% guranteed on NT and 2000 ive used it before many a time.
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Old 05 August 2003, 06:35 PM
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Well, program and instructions mailed to them. Let see if they can't bugger it up somehow...
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Old 06 August 2003, 02:47 PM
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Phew, that was hard work. But they did it in the end (second attempt)..

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Old 29 August 2003, 10:38 AM
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HELP---- URGENT (as always)

Got the same problem but the link not work

can anyone point me in the right direction for these files

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Old 29 August 2003, 11:23 AM
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Cheers King_Tut, saved by scoobynet again


Why is it when people leave they feel the need to **** up the rest of us ?
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