Scott Hanselman

Recovering passwords from old locked Windows 2000 systems...

July 17, 2003 Comment on this post [1] Posted in Web Services
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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?  There¬ís always:

But those cost more money than I am willing to put into this machine (as the machine is hardly worth $199, so, how about:

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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.

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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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