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Reset password on SBS 2011

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I lost my password on SBS 2011
the server is fully loaded with all data from the firm
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by:uescomp
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Do you have a backup account with admin rights to the server?
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by:jprink
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No i do not,
do you know how to see with CMD who has administrator rights on the server?
i have used C:\Users\Jon>net group "domain admins" /domain
and i only get "administrator"
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by:uescomp
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So you lost the administrator password or it is not working?  I thought the username for SBS was serveradmin by default and usually the administrator account is disabled.
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by:jprink
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On my server the administrator is #1
there is no serveradmin on my list

User accounts for \\SBS-SHIPBR.shipbrokers.local

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator            bjorn                    gudrunbirna
Guest                    jonpall                  krbtgt
Network Admin            SBSMonAcct               Shipbrokers
SM_04f15bc1498c4da7a     SM_a14001b2a9e24da6b     SM_b4548e07748844369
SM_d522f8e7774744ddb     spfarm                   spsearch
spwebapp                 Standard User            WDeployAdmin
WDeployConfigWriter      WebWorkplaceTools
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the SBS is Domain Contoller
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by:uescomp
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bah, please edit your post and change your stuff in there (servername/domain etc). Dont want to release those publicly.  There is a long work around to reset the password,  I would make sure you have valid backups before proceeding.

Can try this:

http://jmcglynn.blogspot.com/2011/03/sbs-2011-and-locked-out-domain.html
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jprink earned 0 total points
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i have found the solution
if you know the firts SAM password you can alwas rewert to that one
and then fix the DC password within the regestry.

thanks
bye
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by:jprink
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your help did not do the trick!
after searching the web Perti solutions helped me
all data was safe and nothing lost only change the password and up and running again
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by:Tom-J-Lael
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This helped me.

First challenge was getting a bootable disc to see the RAID.

I used this disc:  http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html  ( cd110511.zip)

Boot and cleared password for administrator and ensured enabled.

boot into DSRM

logged in using   .\administrator , and blank password

Followed the same link   : http://jmcglynn.blogspot.com/2011/03/sbs-2011-and-locked-out-domain.html

**Important** remember to set a password for your DSRM admin , because you cannot log in normal mode as that user with a blank password ***

The rest of the scripting work, changed the password successfully... logged in as domain admin!
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