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Unlock a users workstation as myself without logoff?

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I'm in a corporate environment.  Let's say I'm going around to computers to do a task (install a program for instance).

If they aren't there, their computer will be locked, and in order to do what I'm supposed to do, I either have to know their logon credentials (not happening), or force a logoff using my administrator credentials.

Is there another way I'm missing to gain access to their workstation without having to force their account to logoff?
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Question by:raterus
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Short answer - No!
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by:oldPCguy
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No. You will have to know their password or force log them off.
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Unlock Administrator and it can be found at http://www.e-motional.com/uladmin.htm
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whenever i run into this issue, i usually leave the user a voicemail and let them know i'm changing the password & what it is being changed to & then go into Active Directory & reset the user's password.  then i go back to the PC & unlock the computer using the new passoword.
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I thnk all network administrators can agree that the answer is "not without third party sw" like I mentioned above.  There are plenty of workarounds like wfcraven12 has stated.  A quick google will give you 99 ways to skin that cat, but the answer to you question is:  yes it can be done but only if you want to intrude on the system with third party sw.
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I figured the answer was "no", but I had never seen the third-party solutions.  Probably not something I'm interested in installing, but good to know anyway!  Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for letting us know about Unlock Administrator .  This solution works very well and they now have a Vista/7 version.
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