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How to recover active directory password

Posted on 2003-12-03
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Hi!

Here is my big problem,

One of our employee has gone away and by the way has change our administrator password in active directory. I would like to know if there is a way to recover this password (Third party software or other).

Since @stake LC4 need administrator privilige we cant afford to use it.

P.S : I giving 125 pts for this one

Stephane Vinette
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j_pearcy earned 500 total points
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I dont know if you still need an answer to this question it was posted quite some time ago but here we go anyways. The approach I used when I took over responsibility of a AD that the former administrator didnt bother to leave the administrator password with someone when he left was to use this following link.

http://www.jms1.net/nt-unlock.html

good luck

Jason
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Hello Jason,

Thank you very much for this trick I like. On windows 2000 with no SP installed this is working well but on other hand in Windows 2003 the hole was fix by microsoft. If you know a way on how to achieve it in Windows 2003 i would be glad you send me the answer as well.

My e-mail adress is : stephane.vinette@sympatico.ca

Sincerely your,

Stéphane Vinette
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