Reset or Bypass the Domain user account log in to win vista 32bit system
Posted on 2013-01-17
1. We had a Domain(Win2k8) environment setup with few workstations(xp/win-vista/win7).
2. So domain users had local administrator rights on their workstations assigned. Unfortunately for some reason we had to bring down the domain environment.But workstations are still in domain and in use, to avoid any problems related to domain we created local administrator accounts on few machines till we restore the domain server and we missed one machine(Win-Vista32) where user was still logging into that machine with domain account and he quit the job, now the problem is many applications which were configured are profile based and we don't know the password for that domain user account. Since we don't have the domain controller we can't reset the password for that account.
I tried opensource tools which I knew like ophcrack and few windows recovery tools as well, but they only allow me to reset local system accounts not that domain user account which was in use. I googled for the solutions and there are less chances of recovering the password as credentials are saved in cached on system.
Is there any way to get into that domain account. Please let me know if there any solutions.
Thanks a ton!