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Changing administrator Password

By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
I'm trying to change the administrator password on a windows nt4.0 server... Sounds easy.. I logon as administrator I'll go into user manager for domains and I'll change the password. For some reason it does not work. I'm unable to change it. Is there something I'm over looking..I do have replication to a bdc which is current.
Any help would be appreciated

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by maxwell edison In reply to Changing administrator Pa ...

Changing the Administrator password (if you have forgotten it).

See link:

http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=14729

REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.

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by mua In reply to Changing administrator Pa ...

If you can login as administrator,it's easy to change the pwd.Just anywhere press "Ctrl+Alt+Del",change the password.

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by Ann777 In reply to Changing administrator Pa ...

While you can do it the way you are, it is not recommended. What you need to do is login as administrator and then hit the ctrl-alt-del and hit the "change password" button. That takes the new password through the local computer change and then it should replicate to the PDC.

Any other servers (logged in with Administrator) should be logged off before changing the password. After replication has occurred, you should be able to log into all servers with the new password.

The problemwith changing it in User Manager for Domains is that a new Administrator profile will be loaded with a .000 after it and it may continure to increment after your next logins. This happens when the local login/password does not match the UMFD login/password combination.

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by henry.a.penaranda In reply to Changing administrator Pa ...

Make sure that you are logged in as the original administrative account, not just a user with admin. priveleges.

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