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Server 2003 Password Reset

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I have a Dell Poweredge server 1750 that is running Server 2003 Basic and is running as a webserver that is not on the domain.

I have tried to reset the local admin account to access the server but the SAM file is in read only.

I have tried knoppix, ntfsdos, NT password, and I cannot change the pw.
I have tried winternals erd 2005 and 2007 but they do not detect a windows installation. I assume its because SCSI drivers have to be loaded..?

here is what has been accomplished:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_24295223.html

I need some help please.
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download ophcrack here http://sourceforge.net/projects/ophcrack/

and follow these instructions
http://elliottback.com/wp/cracking-windows-passwords-with-ophcrack-and-rainbow-tables/

even though it says xp and previous versions it works with 2003 server.
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by:Thomas Wheeler
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I use Active@ Password Changer Professional from lsoft.net

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airtop has Active@ Password Changer worked on systems with AD running?
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by:Thomas Wheeler
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well you have to reboot he server and boot off the disk. reset the password. Yes I have done this on AD servers
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downloading now, will give update in the next couple of hours
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know how to access SAM file on XP or 2003 is necessary...
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