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Demote Server - Where is Local Admin Password?

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Server 2003.  About to retire it, and demote it.
BEFORE I leave the domain, I want to make sure I know the LOCAL admin password.

Control Panels -> Computer Management

NO entry for Local Uers and Groups.

Where can I find the setting so I can change the local admin password so if we ever need to, we can login to this thing?!  The vendor who set it up years ago is no longer with us...
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To be clear - you only DEMOTE a DC.  So if this is a DC, then there is no local account database that is easily or even supposed to be accessible from a running Domain Controller.  When you demote it, the process should ask you to SET a password for the local admin account.
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