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SBS 2003 password

Hi,

I've lost local and domain administrator password.
This is a french SBS 2003 with "Administrateur" account.

How can i reset local password in order to renew domain password.

Thanks
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Alan HardistyCommented:
Do you have any other Domain Admin accounts setup on the server that you can log in to another computer and then reset the account from?

net user administrateur new_password

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/149427
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
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jplatoCommented:
You can try this method if you remeber what you set the Directory Restore password as.
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2009/03/12/how-to-reset-your-lost-2003-active-directory-admin-password/
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kishkool77Author Commented:
No i don't have other admin account...

When i use reset password tool, this is not working.

I say " blank the password" for "Administrateur" then i restart and it's not working...it's still say wrong password.

I suppose this is available for Server 2003 and not SBS 2003..

if i can access to local administrator i know there is a procedure to correct domain admin...
But i just can't reset local password.

Can someone who has already sucess to this reset/modify password help me?
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jplatoCommented:
Try  booting into Directory Restore Service Mode that uses the account you are trying to reset this will let you in to the system.
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jplatoCommented:
You cannot just login as a local admin and reset a domain password you would have to use this method once you reset the local user account.
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2009/03/12/how-to-reset-your-lost-2003-active-directory-admin-password/
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kishkool77Author Commented:
I know that !

But i need first to access locally in DRSM mode...
Well tomorrow i'll try again to set blank administrator password...
or maybe enhance guest user to admin group...
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
See my above post to a solution that has worked and been addresse on EE.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I have blogged about the various methods of resetting an admin password on an SBS including all of the above  (including wrote the EE link).  It may summarize some of the options and provide additional methods for you.
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/10/05/reset-domain-administrator-password/
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kishkool77Author Commented:
Well...I am ashamed.

I didn' see to make change working with http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ i had to quit after the password reset and then save the change.


I was just resetting administrateur password and then resarting with ctrl-alt-del...my mistake...

Btw my Administrator accound was also desactivate so i had to unlock it also.

After getting access to my server in DRSM mode i followed with success this tutorial.

http://www.petri.co.il/reset_domain_admin_password_in_windows_server_2003_ad.htm

Thanks everybody...
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