I'm doing some consulting for an organization that has a lot of Windows 10 computers where the logon account passwords are unknown.
Some of these computers are running the most recent version of Windows, Windows 10 version 1709 or other recent Windows 10 builds. None of these computers are members of a Windows 10 domain.
What software, utilities, boot devices, or methods can be used to unlock these Windows 10 local accounts or reset these local logon passwords?
This software will only be used on company owned equipment and won't be used for hacking or dishonest purposes. We need this software to avoid having to reload Windows 10 on all of these computers.
The problem is that I usually can't access the OS.
What are the steps to follow to boot into a command prompt to access the Windows 10 OS so I can then use the steps that you have provided?
As I have mentioned these computers all have the latest Windows 10 OS.