Locke out of Active Directory
Posted on 2009-04-29
I am runnning a windows 2003 server as a domain controller and my named domain admin account has become locked out. I am not guru with AD so need some help.
Not sure the name of the default AD domain admin account. I tried logging in with my domain admin account and is locked out which tells me its not the default account. The only access I can get is to the Directory Services Restore mode, and I cant open AD users and computers with that account.
Is there a way to unlock an account so I can access this DC, dont really want to reinstall anything as I have setup numberous policies that will have to be recreated, which leads me to part 2 of the equation.
If I cannot get back into the system, can I backup AD somehow and import that backup into a clean build?
Spent all day on this.