how to reset windows 2003 server admin password

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Client cannot use password that worked a few weeks ago. Yup, consultant left right about then. Any ideas?
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You can try a linux live CD that contains a utility for changing the password. Here is the link:

If the server is a DC (i.e. you are not able to log in to "local machine") you can always login as "local" admin in domain recovery mode (accessible by pressing F8 during startup), here is a step-by-step guide on how to reset a Server 2003 Domain Admin password here:

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