Whoops! You forgot the password for the local admin account, and didn't create any other accounts with local administrator privileges. What do you do?
You could try to rebuild, try to restore from a backup where you did know the password, or try some other trick that might work. But what if you could just edit the domain admin password offline and get up and running again?
Is it possible. Yes. by using the Offline NT Password and Registry Editor. Some information about this tool:
- This is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc system.
- You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
- It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a floppydisk or CD or another system.
- Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
- There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing.
This tool will provide easy to use menus that allow you to edit the SAM and the local Registry on a computer.
Grab this tool at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D.
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MVP - Microsoft Firewalls (ISA)