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change administrator password server 2003 standard

Handed a 2003 server standard with no information other than the admin account is unknown. I've downloaded http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ which I've had great success with in the past however this time no luck.

Any other software known to unlock a server 2003 standard server?
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N-WCommented:
KON-BOOT should work: http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/

Instead of changing the password, it bypasses authentication. This allows you to create another administrator user, login with it and then reset the other administrator's password.
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edster9999Commented:
That util (and a few others) will reset the admin password in 2003 server.
It works - I've used it a few times.

Are you sure you are trying to log in as the local admin on that machine and not a domain ?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ will only work for a local account
It's likely that you're trying to change an AD password
You'll need SRVANY, INSTSRV and physical access to the server
http://www.nobodix.org/seb/win2003_adminpass.html
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone for the input, not sure why other tools didn't work I tried pogostick.net without any luck.

Used Windows Password Rescuer http://www.daossoft.com/products/windows-password-rescuer.html and it worked.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
found the solution myself
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