Cisco 11501 lost admin password

davemonk used Ask the Experts™
Does anyone know how to reset the admin password for a Cisco CSS 11501, when the OffDM is also password protected? Normally the "admin" users password is "system" but that's not working and I know I can reset it within OffDM, but that is password protected too.

I'm not beyond opening the chassis up and resetting something (anything!) to get this unit back up and running.  It doesn't have any warranty any more, nor am I worried about losing the config as I have backups of that.

Any ideas?
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To recover the ODM Password follow this

And the admin password follow this, but I think you know how to do this one,


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