I've read the other entries for resetting the administrator password for windows server 2003, but nothing is working.
I have the same general issue as the fella in this link:
Here's my problem. I've tried everything. I've downloaded free password reset tools, I've paid for password reset tools, I've used the Windows Ultimate Boot CD, I've tried this process here:
I cannot reset the password for this Windows Server 2003 SBS administrator. When I try and login normally, my only option selectable is to log in to the domain xxxxx-xxxx.
I've reset the local administrator account and logged into the Directory Service Restore Mode and tried to log in with the 'administrator' and a blank password... no fly.
What is the definitive way to reset the administrator password for a single DC server running windows server 2003?
The previous tech guy had a field day on this server. Locked out all the user accounts and changed the singular administrator password. I'm screwed and I really don't want to have to charge this poor company $1000 to reinstall their server environment and point of sale software.