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By jwaters ·
I work for the Dept. of Public Safety. I have to chnage the administrators password on a Netware System were the Police Chief, as been forced to retire. He is currently the Administrator. Town Officals,and the Acting Chief would like me to secure the network and information. How can I change the Administrators Password? Help

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by bart777 In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

If his is the only admin id on the network, you will need to log in as him and then change the pasword either thru NWAdmin, or the regular password icon in the control panel on his machine. This is assuming that you are on Novell 4+. if this is an older system we may need to look elsewhere for that answer..

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by jwaters In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

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I should have more specific. I am not expecting the current Administrator to be very helpful.

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by SherryM In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

Also, check for other services that might be using the admin account to run. For example: Tape backup software, Anti-virus software.. If they are setup to run automatically, when you change the password for admin they stop running. You will have to reconfigure the scheduled backup/scan with the new password.

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by classfreddy In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

Go to novell site this appnotes goes into the problem you are having with the password and it give you guides on proventing future problems!!

http://developer.novell.com/research/appnotes/1994/april/04/apv/08.htm

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by Mr_Cellophane In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

There are plenty of cracks available for NW admin passwords. But you have a valid reason to reset yours, so the safest way would be to contact Novell and get them to do it for you.

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by Blowtoad In reply to Changing Administrators P ...

In addition to checking "Tape backup software , Anti-virus software" other common places where the admin or admin equiv password is used are pserver, e-mail server, and remote console server. If you change the admin password and forget to change itin the other places, e-mail, printing, backup, and security options may fail.

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