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Exract user passwords

By Sprocket ·
Is there a program to expract user names with passwords from either Novell 6 or Microsoft Server 2003?

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Yes

by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Exract user passwords
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reason

by Sprocket In reply to Yes

as I require a list of passwords to change user settings through the company, and asking all the users will take to long.

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Not needed

by jdmercha In reply to reason

You shouldn't need their passwords to change user settings.

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huh

by Sprocket In reply to Not needed

sorry, but do you know what changes I wish to make. I require access to a number of users accounts. If I reset all their passwords then the phone will ring non stop and Ill have users moaning, which I dont want.

But if you want to know, one program I need to install saves a few small files into their account for security reasons. So the admin account is useless.

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Still not needed

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to huh

as an admin you should be able to store the files in their account profile.
If the app needs to be installed as them then just email 'em and get them to install it.
You should be able to script something to take the pain out of it for them.

They'll moan a lot more if they find out you've been logging on as them, and rightly as well.
An auditor would go absolutley ballistic, if they found out you'd set something up like this as well. After all it's meant to be impossible.

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oh my god

by Sprocket In reply to Still not needed

I think I am going to go smash my head against a brick wall.

I cant believe people are being so unhelpful and telling me what I need or dont need. In this case I can only do this by logging on as the users. Our company policy clearly states this to users so there is no problem.

Just take my word for it, I can only do this by logging on as the user.

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I'm very confused

by jdmercha In reply to oh my god

If your compant policy sates this, then just have everyone email their passwaord to you.

If you are trying to install software on their computer, then you should not need their network password. You should only need their Windows password.

Then again, why can't you automate the process. Write a script so the software is automatically installed the next time they log in.

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am I bashing my head against a wall or what

by Sprocket In reply to oh my god

Q)"If your compant policy sates this, then just have everyone email their passwaord to you."
A) I would do but users take a long time and its the users that are away that are the problem.

Q)"If you are trying to install software on their computer, then you should not need their network password. You should only need their Windows password."
A) ok we only use network accounts and I need their full network access for links and network files.

Q)Then again, why can't you automate the process. Write a script so the software is automatically installed the next time they log in.
A) I cant, otherwise I would and then I wouldnt have posted this question.


I know people are tring to help, in the most unhelpful way, but please, unless you can actually help exptract user passwords from active directory, then please dont post.
There really must be a way while logged on to 2003 as the administrator to pull out passwords and user names. Microsoft cant have plugged all the holes.

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Password listing

by jtakiwi In reply to oh my god

You can pull the user passwords out of the hashed password (assuming your domain policy is set to the default, and assuming you have domain admin rights) Lophtcrack or similar programs will read the hashed (cached) user passwords. One method you might try, reset all user passwords to a simple, yet hard to guess password, then tell all users they need to logon w/ this "new" password and then reset their passwords.

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VNC

by ctmoore1998 In reply to Exract user passwords

Install VNC on all the workstations. Set the password so that only IT knows what it is. You can then install whatever software you want via the user's logon by taking over the workstation with VNC. Get SecureVNC and it will even blank the local display so that the user can't see any confidential info. Another benny of VNC is that you can use it for day to day support also. We use it at many locations and it is a great time saver.

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