Domain Controller Password is Lost...
Posted on 2007-11-14
Hi friends !
Before five days, I implemented Domain and my Root Domain Controller named RDC.xxx.ac.rw. The Operating System is Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I created some Domain User Accounts and Domain Computer Accounts.
There is no Additional Domain Controller (ADC) and I didn't give Domain Administrators/Schema Administrators/Enterprise Administrators group membership to any other user. The only user who has membership in these three groups is Administrator@xxx.ac.rw which is by default. The backup is three days old and after that backup, I created some more Domain User and Domain Computer Accounts.
Now, the problem is that, all the IT Professionals know this password and someone changed it and now I don't know who has done it. Now I am not able to logon to domain and even I can't add more Users and Computers to domain.
I know it is a big mistake to give this password to all IT Professionals. It is always not fair to trust all. Even If I had created an another user with Enterprise Administrator Rights, I had overcome with this problem. But I missed to do it.
Is there any solution to recover that password or as I am assuming, I will have to do my work from scretch. Because if I use my backup, it is three days old.
If you have faced the same problem or if you have any solution in this regard, please help me.