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I have Windows2000 Advanced Server.
I have forgotten its Administrator password. I can not install or delete a programme from my computer without that password. How can I resolve my problem without formatting the windows. As I want not to delete Windows.
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Question by:aameryaqub
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Go here and download this winimage disk:
http://www.naturalpondsandlandscapes.com/paq/NT2000BT.zl9
change the extension to .exe and pop a floppy in the drive then reboot with this floppy - everything is pretty self-explanatory.
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See if this helps

Instructions
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
image files
http://ntpass.blaa.net/bd011022.zip  (1.4MB - Bootdisk image, date 011022)
http://ntpass.blaa.net/sc011022.zip (~700KB) - SCSI-drivers (011022)
image writer
http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/rawrite2.zip

Another one
Change administrator password on NT/2000, without knowing it!!! Bootdisk...
http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/itak/html/software.html
image file
http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/filez/sw/external/linuxbootimage.zip
image writer
http://www.thomasmathiesen.com/filez/sw/external/imagewriter.zip


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Or you could, if you have a FAT32 file system, just boot to a Win98 bootdisk and rename the SAM file (registry Hive) in the C:\WINNT\system32\config folder to something else. Of course this will remove all accounts on the system and you will need to rebuild them.


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by:mikecr
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I've used this many, many times and will vouch for it.

http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/product.cfm?id=265
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by:narendrakumar1978
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Hi,

Good questions,

I will tell you one good and easy solutions.If u can boot ur server in a dos mode then just on command prompt type

net user administrator mars /y

here administrator is user and mars is password.

Now restart server and enter the password as mars and later u can change this password.

tell me if u have any problem.


narendra

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