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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--March 16,

By ebott ·
It's every administrator's nightmare. You've just taken over a new job after the previous administrator left unexpectedly, and none of the surviving IT staffers know the password for a key Windows 2000 server. What alternatives do you have? I'm interested in third-party tools as well as functions built in to the operating system. I'll pass out a total of 1,000 TechPoints for the best solutions. If you can help, click here to tackle this week's Microsoft Challenge. Don?t delay, though. I?ll accept answers only until Thursday, March 23.

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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--March 16,

by wired_777 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

l0pht.com has a password cracking utility for windowsNT, that can crack most passwords using a dictionary, or hybrid brute force/ dictionary search 90% of the time in under 48 hours on a pentiumII 300.

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by lemasney In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

How about the su.exe [appropriately named] utility that is included with the beta evaluation tools for win2k? Although I haven't tried it, it's described as though it could get you in enough to play around as an arbitrary user and then use one of the 64k bugs to sploit. :]

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by venraju In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I agreed with first answer. I don't have any other idea than that one.

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by avachon In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Look at http://www.pwcrack.com They offer password cracking utilities for virtually any kind of lockout (admin.,msoffice,etc.).

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by j2k In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I've had that very problem before. Check out http://www.winternals.com/products/ntlocksmith.shtml . It's $49, but well worth it. You can change any account that is on the system.

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