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2008 server was hacked! Administrator account disabled

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It appears our former IT guy got pissed off when we let him go and has locked us out of our server. It is the only server on the network and is a 2008 domain controller. The Administrator account (Domain Administrator) has been disabled and the 3 other accounts with Domain Admin privileges have all had their passwords changed, and we can not access our server. Is there any way we can reset one of the passwords or re-enable the administrator account? Please Help!!
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Download this => http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe

Then follow these steps:
1) Run the exe file
2) Burn the recover iso to cd/dvd or usb
3) Boot with the recovery disk
4) Choose the windows
5) Choose the user accout
6) Click the “Reset” button
7) The reset is successful.

For more help, visit => http://windowspassword.blog.com/how-to-hack-windows-server-2008-password-protection/
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by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
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Try to start your server in DSRM (Directory Service)  mode and login, After login you can enable your accounts.
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V4nP3rs13: I've used password reset tools before but I thought they only worked on local accounts. Are you sure this will work on the domain admin acct?

radhakrishnan2007: How do I access the DSRM mode? Is that an option upon boot up?
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The password recovery disk did not work
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After spending $400 on a product that DIDN'T work - Elcomsoft System Recovery (that promised it could reset an Active Directory user account). I actualy found the solution on youTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar-VoO9ogHc
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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