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2K Pro forgotten Admin Password

By mktyson ·
I installed 2000 professional a few months ago at home and forgot the admin password. What can I do short of reinstall

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by tlrowles In reply to 2K Pro forgotten Admin Pa ...

The only answer that I have is if you have another user account set up with administrator rights you can go into the control panel, users and passwords, highlight administrator and click on set password, this will allow you to set a new password.

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by davis226 In reply to 2K Pro forgotten Admin Pa ...

There is a utility made by Winternals called ERD commander. It comes with many utils to help repair NT 4 and W2K systems. One of these utils allows you to boot up off of the setup floppies and gain access to the system through a "limited DOS mode". From here you can change the password of ANY account on the local machine. ERD does NOT rely on you having a repair disk. ERD simply modifies the setup boot floppies (3 disks for NT, 4 disks for 2k). It will also create and additional diskette that contains the utils. You then simply enter the correct syntax to change the command and your done. Reboot and log back in!

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by mktyson In reply to 2K Pro forgotten Admin Pa ...

This utility helps out tremendously if you are a home user with no other accounts created.

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