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How to login 2003 without a password

Posted on 2004-10-12
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The engineer who administered a Windows 2003 server was fired. Now I am assigned to take over that server and I could not login as administrator because I don't know the password. I could not contact the previous engineer, he disappeared without a trace. We could reinstall 2003 but we don't want to do that because there are valuable data we want to keep. Anybody can give me a clue in this situation?
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rhandels earned 100 total points
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Hi,

Try this link on PeteLong's site..
http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/Windows/WinGen/passwordrecovery.htm

So you don't have the domain admin password?? Or is this no domain?? Else, try logging in using the admin password or trying to chech the workstations if you are to crack the admin password there..
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Rhandels,

Thanks for the lead. At least I got something to start. All the points for ya.
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Well thanx.. and off course some graditute to Pete..
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