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reset user's cached AD password on workstation, domain no longer exists

Hi all, I've got a workstation that I can't remember the user's AD login to. I can log in locally as local admin but that doesn't help, since I need to get into the user's Outlook (.ost file). Is there anything that can be done locally on this workstation to change or blank out the cached AD password? The domain this machine is part of no longer exists.

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   1. Open Command Prompt.
   2. Type the command: rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr

-displays the Stored User Names and Passwords screen, which, as shown, lists all logon credentials for servers, web sites, and programs. It also allows you to clear certain entries using the Remote button.

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There were no passwords saved in the "stored username and passwords" window. I tried adding a credential containing the username and a new password but it doesn't work. Any other ideas?
You should be able to just change the permissions on the files/folders as admin to access the files.
I belive this is the path if it helps.. I think local settings is hidden along with application data.

drive:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst
If you only need .pst file (and if file is not passwords protected) you can get it from his profile folder:
As you are looged on as Admin you can access everything in PC.

In win XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

In Win7:
C:\users\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
I can access whatever files I need, but the problem is that the OST file is tied in to the user's AD account which no longer exists, and you cannot open an .ost file directly. So I can't just log in as local admin and open the OST file. I need to log into that user's profile, since he's already got Outlook configured for Exchange and has an offline copy of his mailbox, which is what I need. Once I get in to his profile I can just export his mailbox to PST.
I guess you guys aren't really reading the whole question...there is no PST file on this machine, there's only an OST file, which is why I need to log in as that user.
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linraf, your solution worked and I was able to log into the user's profile, thanks! However, when I try to launch OUtlook I get the message "Cannot start MS outlook....You must connect to MS Exchange at least once before you can use your offline folder file."

However, obviously this has been done before, but I have a feeling due to the registry hack something is off.

Any ideas here? I already tried forcing the connection mode to manual and to work offline, but no difference. It knows where the OST is but for some reason refuses to open it.
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That sounds like if the exchange account was removed and then you tried to reconnect to it.

I don't have a fix for it. I have used the profile hack before and it connects to the ost fine. Once you have that message I think your only option is to use an ost to pst converter like ylandrum suggested.
I had to end up purchasing a converter/repair kit from recoverytoolbox.com. Great deal compared to the others, this one is only $49. But thanks for the efforts guys.