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    Question Administrator access???

    Hey guys,

    I'm sure this is simple to many of you, but I lack the knowledge.

    Here at work, an employee left.
    So I'm cleaning-up her computer, yet, I don't know the password for the administrator for that computer.

    And... in usual IT-insanity... nobody knows the password.

    Help?
    Ideas?

    How can I reset it?

    I need to clean it... and there's this crappy program that I'm just like "WTF".

    It's a "Macrogaming SweetIM 2.0".
    I. Don't. Even. Want. To. Know.


    Thanks a ton guys!

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    i know there are a few linux .iso's out there that you boot off and it cracks all the passwords, try a bit of gooleing.
    Also, can't you just boot into safe mode and theres no password for admin.?

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    the name for the boot CD that rescues passwords is OPHcrack.
    (I've used it once or twice.)

    calcumc: maybe that's the administrator password he's looking for. The one in the safe mode 'Administrator' account.
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    Anyone who think a computer is sexy need to #$? and fast

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    You may have already tried this, but a blank password? I've seen it too often..

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    UBCD4Win has a tool on it. 3rd one down on the menu. It will allow you to 'inject' a new admin account into the local machine.

    Matter of fact...
    http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

    Burn it, boot it, and use it. Takes 20 min from start to finish.

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    Quote Originally Posted by nil8 View Post
    UBCD4Win has a tool on it. 3rd one down on the menu. It will allow you to 'inject' a new admin account into the local machine.

    Matter of fact...
    http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

    Burn it, boot it, and use it. Takes 20 min from start to finish.
    I use the non-windows version for a lot of things. So much in fact I have just burned another one because the last one was developing errors.

    Great suggestion nil8!
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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    The non-windows version isn't nearly as user friendly for those of us who tread mostly in MS, which is most of us.

    I will agree that UBCD & UBCD4Win are incredibly useful tech tools.

    Thank you. Oh, the fruit tart was excellent!

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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    I would use http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Chntpw_for_Dos advice

    cgsecurity is a great web page and their program "TestDisk" is one you MUST have on hand... (It can rebuild removed and removed+over-formated partitions!)

    edit: for those who don't see the link at the bottom: http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
    is the one recommended for 2k & XP from them.
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    Default Re: Administrator access???

    So AJ, did you figured it out?

    Anyone who think a computer is sexy need to #$? and fast

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