Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Resetting local Administrator account passwords

I have come across a very useful site that contains an iso to create a boot disk that will allow you to reset a local administrator password.
Check out http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd
It uses a version of Linux to boot the pc, mount the NTFS disk and edit the section of the machines registry to reset the password to whatever you need

This is very useful in cases where the machine has fallen out of your active directory or the domain admin accounts password is not cached so you can log it on.

1 comment:

Powdered Milk said...

Excuse me, do you mean "cached"?