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In a Windows Server 2003 computer, how can I change the local administrator password using a command line command?

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In a Windows Server 2003 computer, how can I change the local administrator password using a command line command?
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Is this box a DC or just a member server  brota's method works fine for member server.  If you need to set the DSRM password you can use ntdsutil

http://www.petri.co.il/change_recovery_console_password.htm

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Mike
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