I have no administrator password!!!!!!!!

Posted on 2002-03-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
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.
Question by:aameryaqub
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Go here and download this winimage disk:
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

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

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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.


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