hi i can logon to my file printer server win 2003 domain successfully.
qns1. i have forgotten my local password and wish to be able to take member server off the domain and eventually put it back!!
note: i have just used an old disc that recovers passwords etc and after this software detecting a single 'sam' it located user accounts so i selected admin account and saw that 'clear password' was auto selected.
when logging on locally it appears to logon successfully now with no password, but it then prompted a windows to change password so i selected no and did not complete the following:
- old password
- new password
- retype password
it has still continued to logon normally!
- ive now logged off locally and logged onto domain successfully as usual.
- ive now removed this server from the domain successfully
- when logging on locally it still prompts: "your password expires today. do you want to change it now" - ive selected cancel and it lets me logon locally without a password as expected!
qns1. can anyone advise on how to go about setting a local password and get back to normal ?
Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008