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Windows 2003 Domain Controller Recovery Console Lost Password

Hi,

How do I reset a recovery console password on a domain controller 2003. I need to run a fixboot and fixmbr but when I get to the console, the password has been lost.

Any quick idea ? *** For now restore from a backup is my last option.

Thanks,
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Normally you need the admin password for the recovery console.
You can try booting from a live-cd (erd commnder/hiren's boot cd/bartPE)
and use one of the password reset tools.

This will only work if the tools have the correct raid drivers, otherwise you need to load them first

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Thanks, I found this : http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

It's working

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