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Administrator Password recovery in 2000

By tmjeevantm ·
Is it possible to recover administrator password in Windows 2000 without the help of third party utility ?

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by CGriffith318 In reply to Administrator Password re ...

No I do not believe so.

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by jschein In reply to Administrator Password re ...

HUH

Sure, Guess it...

Other than that, not unless your John Edwards and that pc belonged to someone who recently passed away.

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by jschein In reply to

Hey anurag..... NO THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE

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by jschein In reply to

Crackhead.. once again.. "Is it possible to recover administrator password in Windows 2000 without the help of THIRD PARTY UTILITY"

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by ask_anurag In reply to Administrator Password re ...

Hi,

Well it is not possible to recover the password but you can reset the password if you have NTFSDOS Professional utility.With that utility first boot in msdos mode then you can reset it.

Thanks and Regards.

Anurag.

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by ask_anurag In reply to

HI,

I am using third party software to read NTFS parition.

Thanks and Regards.

Anurag.

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by jackup_in In reply to Administrator Password re ...

Hi,

Boot through a Win98 bootable floppy and use a third party software if ur c is in Ntfs partition then find the Sam file under system/system32 folder then rename the sam file and reboot it shouldn't ask u for password.

Mahesh.K

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by wlbowers In reply to Administrator Password re ...

No! This is to answer your question at face value. You cannot recover a lost password.

The password is stored in a hidden, encrypted system file called sam ,no extention. It usually hides here: winnt\system32\config

Now you will want to know what your options are right.

If the disk is formatted in fat32 you can boot to a floppy and rename the sam file. Then on boot the system will create a NEW administrator file. You will note I said new.

Of course if the disk is ntfs then you must install it on a 2000 machine as a slave, then do the do.

You can find on the internet what amounts to a linux boot disk that will allow you to change the password.

Winternals had a utility that will do the same thing. Change the password not view it.

So if you have lost the password you can recover from it with out reloading the OS.

Good Luck Lee

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