logging into server 2003 without knowing the password

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I Need to login to a windows server 2003 domain controller but no one knows the password, this particular client can't get ahold of the IT person they use to deal with an now i need access to the server.
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Use ERD Commander, Use the lock smith.
http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/downloadPage/0,295339,sid45_gci1212576,00.html
or
make you own from PEBuilder.
http://www.bootcd.us/

Both can reset the password of any system

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I have both of those already. ERD doesn't see the operating system of server 2003 and the loksmith on my Bart PE is greyed out. any other ideas?
Do they have any user account on the server that has admin right?
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Right now i can login using the directory restore mode. there is no active directory database, it has been corrupted. if i try logging in regular mode it says that i have the wrong password.
If you can log onto the server can you change the admin password?
I mean reset.
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