Posted on 2004-04-07
I have a windows 2000 machine that had the Administrator account renamed. The owner has forgoten the password to all three local accounts on the system. I copied the SAM ran LoPht against it and deciphered three passwords. I have attempted to log onto the machine using the three accounts and corresponding passwords, however the OS will not authenticate. I attempted ERD/Console recover, however that requires the Administrator account to be named administrator. At all cost, I need to avoid a re-install. I have imaged the hard disk. Any help most appreciated.