How to retrieve a password from a Cisco Catalyst 2970 (Switch)?!
Posted on 2005-05-16
So I have a classic case of lost Cisco password that was set by a previous Ex Sys Admin… 
It’s a Cisco Catalyst 2970 switch, I found an article in cisco.com on how to reset/retrieve the password by change the register. Will it work? If not do you have another idea?
Also, to avoid down time, I have a brand new Cisco 2970 , so I thought I will take the running-config from the active one, but then again I don’t have the password… so is there still away to take the running config, put it on the new one, and meanwhile reset the locked one?
Any help will be greatly appreciated,