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By mike ·
what happen to a server nt4 that you can not log on as administrator...password lost?

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by hberkhoff In reply to Password

The easiest way to recover is to download a Linux bootfloppy from internet with the right tools. With this you can enter a new password for any account, e.g. the Administrator.
I've needed this only ones. But it works fine.

Look on the followingwebsite for the explanation and tools :

http://www.securityhorizon.com/whitepapers/archives/ntdisk.html

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by mike In reply to Password

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by STURNER In reply to Password

There are many tools out there for NT 4.0 that can crack the SAM database and give you your lost admin password. You just need to go out and find one.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Password

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/index.html

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by Sean Clevenger In reply to Password

This is free and it works!

1. Load an ADDITIONAL Winnt4.0 OS to a different directory. Example: \winntxyz
Don't bother loading any drivers or configure the network, you can do this as a stand alone system.

2. Once the system has been reloaded (with a parallel install) and you've logged in as the administrator to this new install, do the following.....
a. Rename C:\winnt\system32\logon.scr to logon.bak (Note: your editing the original OS)
b. Rename C:\winnt\system32\usrmgr.exe logon.scr

3. Now reboot to the ORIGINAL OS.

4. Leave it alone for about 20 minutes. The CTRL-ALT-DEL screen will be replaced with the logon screen saver that is now the user manager.

5. Change the administrator password to what ever you want.
6. Reboot back into the ORIGINAL installation and login as Administrator with your new password.

7. Rename the files back to their original names.

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by anoopkck In reply to Password

Hi,
Go for ans 3 .I've tested it on many systems,It's safe and easy.

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