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Windows 2003 workgroup password

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Hi,

I have many machines which have been disjoined from the domain and local administrator password changed.Is there a way i can get into the machine.Any way....
This has been done by my former college but now he is not there in the organsation.
THX
Sharath
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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There are any number of third-party tools that will help you retrieve/reset a forgotten administrator password. This is the one that I typically recommend:

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

Hope this helps.

Laura E. Hunter - Microsoft MVP: Winodws Server - Networking
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Is there any tool to retrive the password or reset it without restarting the computer.
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(Never tried this on 2003 server.. But, for XP Pro..)
I frequently use the "Ultimate Boot disk for Windows" (A.K.A. Bart PE)
Once booted to Bart, You call create a new account, add it to the administrators group, boot back into Windows, logon with the new account and reset the Administrators password. Logon as admin and remove the temp account.
Takes about 5 minutes and no "hacking" needed..
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