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By LadyIguana ·
As a consultant, I logged on to a users network which revoked all of my administrative rights and I am now unable to view vital documents created in my home network user's profile and worse yet, unable to change the network settings. I have tried reinstalling W2K and repairing it but to no avail. The machine administrator account's password has been changed as well. When contacting that network's support team and after stumping them they suggest to reformat machine. I have a feeling that there has to be a better way. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!

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by Ann777 In reply to Administrative abilities ...

If you can log on locally, you should be able to determine what the administrator account password is.

See if the below will help you:

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBB/tip0500/rh0554.htm

If that works and you can get in as administartor, you should be able to take ownership of the file and folders and regain full control.

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by Stillatit In reply to Administrative abilities ...

If you have physical access to the computer, go to this link:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

and download the software. It will create a boot floppy which will boot into a mini-version of linux, and fire up a program to edit the registry of your W2K system and let you change the password on any account.

Change the password on the local admin account, log on locally as administrator with the new password, and you should be in business.

Once logged in as admin, put your domain login into the local administrators group, and/or create a local login with the same username and password as your domain login, and put that login into the local administrators group.

Good luck.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Administrative abilities ...

This question is asked a lot. Here is another way to hack into NT/2000 and get a lost Admin password. This way will also let you upgrade your accounts permissions:

Install an alternate copy of Windows NT or 2000 (Pro or Server) on the server. Could even just be NT Workstation.
Boot up the alternate install.
Use Start / Control Panel / System / Startup to change the default boot instance to your original install.
In the original Windows NT folder, navigate to the \System32 sub-folder.
Save a copy of logon.scr, the default logon screen saver.
Delete logon.scr.
Copy CMD.EXE to logon.scr.
Shutdown and restart your original install.
Wait for the logon screen saver to initiate. It will actually open a CMD prompt, in the security context of the local system account. Be patient, it sometimes takes several minutes for the command window to popup.
Type MUSRMGR, into the CMD prompt to execute User Manager, and reset the Administrator's password. (for 2000, type MMC to open a blank MMC, then Add the AD Users and Computers snap-in, or the Local Users and Groups snap-in, depending on which you need)
Delete the logon.scr from %SystemRoot%\System32.
Rename the saved default screen saver back to logon.scr.

Here is a web page on this:
http://is-it-true.org/nt/atips/atips262.shtml
(please remove any spaces)

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by LadyIguana In reply to Administrative abilities ...

This is a Windows 2000 Professional Laptop - I am getting ready to give these replies a try - I hope they still apply if it is not a server!

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