CIsco switch 2950

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Cisco Switch 2950.How can I reset the switch and bypass the security policy? Anyone got a cheat sheet style list to help me out?
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1)there were 2 flash files present. The first flash file config.text, I was able to resest password fine. The second flash file the following error came up:

copy flash:renamed.flash.text system:running-config
%error opening flash:renamed.flash.text (permission denied)

The switch was previously on a network...i wonder whether this has anything to do with organisations seccurity. How can I totally refresh the switch so it has no configurations at all but the O/s.

Take a look at this answer to fix your permissions for the user you are logged in as to the switch:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/Q_21826797.html
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Please post the screen capture of the session when you're getting the permission denied message.

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I think the flash file that the router laods up with has high level security. The switch is a decommisioned one that use to run in a highly secure organisation. The CLI on boot asks for a username and password....im only use to typing in passwords.

Is there a way to reset to factory settings without having to delete the flash settings?

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I tried to reset the file as prescribed by the link but everytime I try and reset the password I receive an error message along the lines of you dont have sufficient priveledge level. Is there a way to set the router to default factory settings....I want to clear all vlan info off the switch and use it for basic functionality.

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I've just run a delete flash. This seems to have done the trick...no more username and password prompt. I want to use this switch on a floor port (access port) to increase number of ports available....is there anything else that must be done to ensure the network connection will be shared properly?
If you are just using the entire switch for sharing that one connection, then no it should work fine like that.

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