Windows

Reset lost Windows passwords with Offline Registry Editor

The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

The Offline NT Password & Registry Editor presents a potential option for obtaining access to locked-out Windows NT-based systems.Offline NT Password & Registry Editor is a free Linux-based utility, which as the name suggests, works offline. The code creates its own boot environment. Once you burn the ISO image to a CD-ROM, you'll have a tool at your disposal for resetting Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista account passwords. You wont even have to know any of the current account user names or passwords on the system to make it work.Instead, the utility detects user accounts and enables resetting the password to a value you decide. The application will even reset locked or disabled user accounts.When you first boot the utility, you'll see this screen.

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1 comments
hi-zaki
hi-zaki

Wouldn't this pose a problem if say, a student at a High School got their hands on this and reset the local administrative passwords, I mean most profiles are stored on the server, but there is always a local profile...but still, I see it as potentially very useful, but I also see trouble in curious or malicious hands.