Recovering passwords from old locked Windows 2000 systems...
I lost the Administrator password to an old Windows 2000 Server that needed to be patched desperately. It had been running happily in my closet for over 2 years.
So, how to recover the Admin PW for this beAst? Theres always:
- Password Recovery Service: http://www.lostpassword.com/windows-xp-2000-nt.htm
- ERD Commander: http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/locksmith.asp
But those cost more money than I am willing to put into this machine (as the machine is hardly worth $199, so, how about:
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
July 18, 2003 21:02
Scott, if you have a login (but an admin one), you can just skip the part about installing an alternate OS below.
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