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power user to reset Admin password

I have a pc which I do not have physical acces to and the Admin account no one seams to know the password
I can log in with a Power User account and can get Regedit to run
is there a way I can change this password from the regestry?
I have tried all kind of methods to change the password
in command line net user usr and pass and I get access denied
I tried to use the command at to schedule compmgmt.msc and same thing access denied
tried MMC in giving user logged in Admin right and it goes fine all the way to apply and then says access denied
I need a solution that work
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snowdog01Commented:
Can you create a new user and assign it to the local administrator's group?  If so, that user could reset the administrator password.
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tigin44Commented:
some utilities do change the passwords or reset them... one of them is at the link below.
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#1
take a look at...
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IT_ResourceAuthor Commented:
Remeber guys I have no physical access to the PC and NO I cannot create a usr account with admin right, remember Access Denied
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snowdog01Commented:
If the PC is on your domain, you can use the domain administrator account to access the PC through Computer Management Console to change a local password.  The group "domain administrators" is automatically added to the local "administrators" group when the workstation joins a domain.
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IT_ResourceAuthor Commented:
Yeah the problem with that is this PC was not able to contact the domain and not letting users login to the Domain account so the only thing I have right now is This Computer loggin and a user with only Power User rights
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snowdog01Commented:
Have you tried reaching the PC i.e. PING, remote desktop, etc?  It sounds like the solution will be a bootable CD and a phone call with the user to walk them through the reset process.
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tigin44Commented:
you cannot create a user or change the password of an account other then the users with poweruser privillages. You should reset the administrator or any user that has administrator user privillages. You should use the program mentioned at the above link to reset the administrator password.
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IT_ResourceAuthor Commented:
Well what I endedup doing was using PCLoginNow_Full_2.0. and creating an ISO disk
sending the CD to this office and having someone boot to it.
it works pretty good stuff..
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