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Unable to logon locally to Win2k Pro

Posted on 2004-11-16
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14

I have a workstation that got cloned using Ghost 7.5 (I don’t what my assistand did) and now we can’t logon. Some of the settings during the cloning changed the computer name and when it boots up, in the user name field the following name appear by default, “user name” Also we don’t know what password to use. It does not display a domain name.
Does anybody know the steps that would allow me to get to the desktop bypassing the logon screen so that I can modify the settings?

Thank you,

Nelson Aguillon
Question by:Aguillon1949
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Do you get an error message or do you just not know the local admin password?

You can use this program to reset the local admin password so that you can log in.

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luv2smile has your solution - but to save you the time of burning a boot disk you could first try using

username: Administrator
password : (leave blank) just in case it lets you in (or if a password was previously specified, use that)

Might work, might not but worth a shot - If it doesn't luv2smile has your way in,

Deb :))

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RMHhelpdesk earned 1000 total points
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you dont need an outside application to change the password
Connect to the machine via the comp management snapin and remotely connect to the machine
You can then reset the password and add a local user

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