Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

windows 2008 password reset

Posted on 2014-03-07
18
Medium Priority
?
296 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-10
will this work if cryptolocker was used to encrypt drive partitions?

http://www.kieranlane.com/2012/12/12/resetting-administrator-password-windows-2008/
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony H.
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 8
  • 7
  • 2
  • +1
18 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Zac Harris
ID: 39913313
Cryptolocker is showing up as ransomware. are you sure that's what you used?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39913319
Sorry. Meant bit- locker windows
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Zac Harris
ID: 39913341
There should have been a recovery key established when you encrypted the drive/partition. I would use that method as opposed to renaming files and deleting files. You may force your data into a "lock-down" state.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39913497
Key is not available.

Any other method?
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Khawaja
ID: 39913748
No key, no data.  I don't think you can do anything without the key.
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39914472
Please be precise about the Bitlocker encryption. What protector did you use, TPM?
Long story short: yes, if the server still boots beyond Bitlocker authentication, then there are ways to reset all passwords. And yes, we may modify Bitlocker encrypted disks offline if we have the key.

Do: details please on the encryption:
TPM
TPM+PIN
Startup Key?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39914721
I can't provide any details as I was not the one who set it up. there absolutely no information available.
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39914794
Does the PC boot without bitlocker password or not?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39914812
Yes
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39915046
Ok, then we could solve it if you have administrative rights, but that's what you lack, that's why you try the offline modifications, right?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39915049
Right. When i try password reset methods drives can't be read
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39915082
Since non-admins cannot reset BL protectors, we cannot circumvent BL. Thus, we cannot use any password offline resetters.
Your only bet is FireWire. If the machine has a FireWire port, you could use the FireWire hack. But FireWire on a server? Or is it desktop hardware?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39915085
2008 r2
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39915166
That is your OS, I asked for FireWire ports.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39915184
no firewire ports. I guess I could try to find a card.

what is the process to get it done via firewire?
0
 
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 2000 total points
ID: 39916961
That card would need to get auto-installed, so you would need to find one that works with Windows' built-in drivers. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=firewire+hack Shows the process.

If not possible, your last Resort is a cold-boot-attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDaicPIgn9U
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39919493
what software are they talking about on the video??
0
 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39919714
There are two videos at least...
The first link shows methods mostly based on the software Winlockpwn.
The softwares/devices used to read out the RAM in the second video: I don't know, but there will be instructions somewhere on the web if you google "cold boot attack".
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Active Directory can easily get cluttered with unused service, user and computer accounts. In this article, I will show you the way I like to implement ADCleanup..
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Suggested Courses

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question