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is there a mean  to recover the password of an administrative account in windows 2003

Posted on 2008-06-22
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This is the  situation illustrating a murphy's law :
A windows 2003 server was promoted as a first domain controller.
No backup of Active Directory was done.
A new account (called myuser ) for managing A.D has been created as a copy of the administrator account and assigned a password.
Administrator account was disabled.
Login with the new administrative account systematically fail (either login name or password incorrects ).
My question is :
1-is there tools or a starting procedure to enable Administrator account before login into the system
And if not :
2-is there tools  to list the login names of created accounts in AD and recover the password of a specified account.
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See the instructions on http://www.petri.co.il/reset_domain_admin_password_in_windows_server_2003_ad.htm
If just activate the user, use /active:yes as parameter instead of setting password.
net user administrator /active:yes /domain
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