Forgotten Password

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SBS 2003 R2
I have one client PC on an SBS 2003 network. I need to gain access to the local machine outside of the network to check on the User Rights. Problem is - we have lost the password for accessing the Administrator on the local PC - is there a way in which I can reset the password without compromising the PC on the SBS 2003 network?

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You would need an account with administrative rights on the machine itself. If the PC is on a domain, you can use the domain administrator account to access the PC with the Computer Management MMC to change local user passwords remotely.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Ophcrack and Elcomsoft System Recovery can be used for this.
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  • SmallSwallow
    Don't worry,The worst thing about losing windows login password is: If you can not blank it or reset it, there is absolutely NO way to get back into your computer and you might have to reinstall Windows. A safe solution is to boot from a bootable CD and then reset the computer password. Window Password Recovery in this safe way. I would recommend you to try it. Check this out:http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/
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