local password reset on iomega nas windows 2003 server

Posted on 2010-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an iomega nas (nas 400r) - it runs windows 2003 "appliance edition", looks just like windows 2003 server, not sure what it does differently.  Anyway, need to reset local admin password.  I have tried konboot and the ntoffline one but neither one have the correct drivers for the raid (adaptec of some sort).  I DO have the correct drivers from iomega, but they are for windows only.
I was able to slipstream the driver to a win2k3 cd and install a parallel OS of win2k3, if that helps.
I believe the administrator account is locked by now, there is another local admin account called pbadmin but its not accepting the password either.  I obviously have physical access to the box - it runs raid, no linux drivers to my knowledge...
Question by:rhwimmers
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You could copy the sam file from a working 2003 install into the iomega nas if that were possible. Dunno if it would work.

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No, pretty sure it doesn't work like that.
Solution for me was to actually do the sticky keys hack

I actually ended up making the WinPE with the win drivers and then could do the above step.  Another way would have been to just slipstream a win7 or vista install disk with the right drivers (which is an alternative to hitting F6 to load drivers - I had no floppy on server)...  Then that gives you the command prompt where you can rename the files etc.

Wish I would have thought of this hack at first, would have saved me several hours!

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Very cool hack! Goes to my favorite box.

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