Can we have a way so that a administrator can login to any users account

Posted on 2007-07-22
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Can we have a way so that a administrator can login to any users account.With the users nt login name and a common password so that i can logging to any account.

Question by:bsharath
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rindi earned 1000 total points
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An admin can only login to other user accounts if he knows the passwords. Luckily admins can reset the passwords of users, so that is no problem.
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I can reset them.But can i use a password common to all users to login to there Nt user names .Other than there setted passwords.
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No. The only password is that of the user.
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RobSampson earned 1000 total points
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Sharath, it is a security measure of Windows that prohibits the passwords from being known.  An Administrator can only "reset" a password.  They cannot know the password that the user has, to get into the account.  One reason for this would be that a lot of people (unfortunately) use the same password for many of their online activities, and if anyone else knew one of these, they *may* obtain access to other, completetly unrelated, activities of that user.



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