Windows Server 2008 R2 password and account issues
Posted on 2013-05-12
Hi all, i have potentially a serious problem. i have recently installed a new server and setup remote desktop services for all the users. Only myself and 2 other usernames were administrator privileges, i got a call from on the staff members saying the password is not accepted and to ask if i changed it. I have since found all administrator account passwords are not working, some usernames are not even listed anymore in computer management and there are 2 more accounts setup as administrator access. These are called MicrosoftTM and Systems.
Can anybody please help me, is there a way to retreive the passwords, or perhaps restart the server with standard user access incase its just needs a reboot, or is it more serious and someone has gotten into the system and stuffed around with the settings.
I had a look through event viewer but could not see any logs that mention password changed or anything like that.