No LANMAN account for Administrator
Posted on 2003-02-26
300 points to person providing solution, or info leading to solution.
A customer has an XP Home 2002 SP1 machine with a login problem. She is unable to access the Admin account, pw unknown. I used a Linux based offline registry editor and user password editing tool for NTFS that I have had much success with in the past, and received the following information from it: The Administrator account has no LANMAN data associated with it and unable to update password. I have used this tool to alter many Admin passwords that were lost on many machines and have never encountered this message.
I suspect this is related to the fact that when I login as an admin level user and go to manage users, no account named Administrator shows up.
Let me know what other information might be helpful.