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SBS Server died, now cant log into any of the clients.     HELP!

Posted on 2006-07-07
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Had a SBS Server 2003 that died.  I have now rebuilt the server but am not able to get into the clients at all.  The compnay has no documentation on local admin passwords.  Can anyone suggest anything?

THANKS!!!!
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Hi shocks18,
perhaps this can help you?
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm


Cheers!
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How did you 'rebuild' the server?
Do you still have the AD users?
you can reset their password, and logon with those users/passwords. (maybe they still are local admin)
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I kind of had the same issue a few weeks ago! This bootdisk is a must have to reset the local admin/user passwords. Once you sign on to a client locally you can then re-join the SBS domain. After that you should be able to log on to the domain through the client PC.

go to this link:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

create the boot disk and make sure you read all the instructions. Once I read everything it was really easy to reset the passwords.

Once you get the passwords reset go back and log on locally to that machine.
Then go to mycomputer's properties/ computer name/ network ID  to re-join the domain as the same computer name.

Hope this helps!
Mike
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