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reseting pwd on a vmware image of windows server 2003

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I have a vmware player on my machine

I got a windows server 2003 vmware  image ; and it starts fine using the vmware player

I remember the login id but forgot the pwd

Is there any way to reset the pwd of the windows 2003 server


Thanks for all ur help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Question by:royalcyber
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by:imnajam
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Hi royalcyber,

Please follow the instructions given at http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm hope it would be helpful to you

Cheers!
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by:imnajam
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btw, recovering / resetting pwd of windows 2003 will be same as normal procedure.
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by:jalilthe1
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try this method
A. netuser (username) (password)
This should reset the administrator password.
B. take the sam file to a disk and lopht crack it
C warm reinstall windows ( the guaranteed way )
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If all else fails, have a read of this:

http://www.getfreeforum.com/forums/index.php?mforum=UberMedia&act=Attach&type=post&id=1300

My tut on getting local admin access :) on XP - most of it should be relevant due to the nature of Windows Server 2003.

P.S., make sure you're putting the * in when you reset the password - if you forget, it wont work.  If you try and change the password using the reset ulility it may not work - I havn't been able to get it to change a password, just blank it.
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