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By d.jarrell ·
We have a user on our network who has Win2000 as his OS. Somehow, he managed to password his Win2000 machine, and you guessed it, forgot the password. It would be easy enough to reset thru administrator, except that we can't get past the windows logon screen even with the administrator password. Is there anything we can do to get in there?

Please forgive me if this has been asked before.

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by mfischer In reply to Windows Password/logon pr ...

I've emailed you a bootable disk with instructions on it's use. It will allow you to change the local box admin password. Hope it helps.

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by Jayanth In reply to Windows Password/logon pr ...

If you are using a Windows 2000 domain model, then logon to the Active Directory Server and from here change the local admin password of the machine which is causing the problem. You should do it from 'Active Directory Users and Computers'.

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by maxmoua In reply to Windows Password/logon pr ...

Boot into the PC using NTFSDOS (you can download a trial version from winternals.com), use net user to change the password from there. Basically you will be resetting the administrative password. you can type in net user /? to find out how to use the syntax.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Windows Password/logon pr ...

couldn't get it into NTFSDos

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