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lost windows password

Posted on 2009-03-30
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Removed a computer from the domain and added it to a work group.  After doing this we realized we do not know the password to log on to the machine locally.  Is there a way to get back in so we can add it back on the domain again?
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Question by:Butch Smith
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by:jcarbo
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A simple solution would be:

- dowload a hirenboot cd image
- burn it into a cd rom
- use any of the password reset/change options in the menu
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snoopfrogg earned 500 total points
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This utility will let you set local user accounts' (including the administrator account) passwords to whatever you'd like:  http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html.  Afterwards, you can log in using that account and join machine to the domain.
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by:houssam_ballout
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Try to go to safe mode, then Login as administrator it could be without password.
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