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Posted on 2011-09-08
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I have a Server 2003 that isn't part of a domain. The only account that was created was administrator. The server is at a clients site performing infrastructure applications and i need access to the box. The only issue is that i can't recal what the administrator password is. Is there a way to reset or recover with, no down time would be best but might be able to recover it with a small outage.

I have read about cd's, safe mode, and other non secure methods.

What is my best course of action?
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This works fine for just about every occasion.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

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If its not in a domain then see http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
there are a number of recovery tools listed
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The password was recovered by a paper i found with it written down. I would assume the 2 suggestions would work after reviewing them. Thanks for the help and i am glad i didn't have to use the applications!
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