Windows SBS administrator password stopped working.
Posted on 2009-02-20
I have discovered that the administrator password in my case has not been changed, but rather is just not recognized by the logon service. I know this to be true, because I can access the recovery console with the administrator password to gain access to the windows directory. With this knowledge, I utilized the UBCD4WIN to attempt a new password. The process appeared to work, but it did not actually change anything. I also tried to create a new administrator account again with an appearant success but actually no change was recorded. I have attempted to reinstall SBS in repair mode and tried to recover the Active Directory in safemode with no success. It seems that Microsoft has built a tidy hole in the ground that traps the user and not the perpetrator. By the way, the administrator password failed on Friday the 13th. Is this a serious security threat or just a fluke?