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    I run a small network for a doctors office....I have 13 workstations and a 2003 SBS server...One of the workstations in my network is from the original office and was setup with an admin account before it was joined to the current network.
    Ok...The problem....I do not know the admin password, so I can not change the local policys...The login account I have the password for was setup without the ability to install programs...I can't even do a windows update...I need a way to either find the password or change the password on the admin account.
    I have done the password change from the server side and it does not change the admin password on the worstation...I aslo have a roaming admin account but it still denies me permission to add programs! Thanks for any help!
    Jim

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    Re: Password problems with XP workstation

    This thread may be better suited for the "Forgot Administrator Password" forum.

    So this workstation is a member of the domain and you can logon using a domain (roaming?) admin account? That bit is unclear to me. Under any of the accounts you can use to logon, are you able to see what local group(s) the account belongs to and possibly add the account to local Administrators?
    Cheers,

    Rick

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      Re: Password problems with XP workstation

      Moved to Forgot Administrator Password Forum.
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        Re: Password problems with XP workstation

        Originally posted by jimbo67 View Post
        I run a small network for a doctors office....I have 13 workstations and a 2003 SBS server...One of the workstations in my network is from the original office and was setup with an admin account before it was joined to the current network.
        Ok...The problem....I do not know the admin password, so I can not change the local policys...The login account I have the password for was setup without the ability to install programs...I can't even do a windows update...I need a way to either find the password or change the password on the admin account.
        I have done the password change from the server side and it does not change the admin password on the worstation...I aslo have a roaming admin account but it still denies me permission to add programs! Thanks for any help!
        Jim
        Have you read Petri's excellent article on recovering/resetting passwords, if so you should already be done. If not u can tell us what u did wrong and we will help if possible.
        Please give points where appropriate

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