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  • Forget pwd windows 2k

    I left for 3 months and when came back i could not login . I tried all the passwords i could remember but no luck, i have windows 2k and only one account which is administrator. Is there anyway to go in ? i need it urgent to continue my work.
    Thank you

  • #2
    does anyone ever read an announcement before posting a question?
    does anyone ever read de guidlines???

    start here...
    http://forums.petri.com/viewtopic.php?t=2650
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
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    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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    • #3
      PW Recovery

      Hi I have a couple of q's if you don't mind...

      Basically i have a computer at work i'd like to capture the admin pw for...
      I don't want to reset it, as that kind of gives the game away to the sysadmins...

      I've had a quick look at loginrecovery but submitting the admin password over the net (when ip would also most likely be sent) doesn't seem the brightest idea...

      What i would like to do is possibly extract the pw from the local SAM file... I know this file is locked and unreadable even from admin, but with the variety of linux tools available to edit the SAM and reset the password, would it not be possible to just read & display the password? I know its encrypted but if the linux tools can write a new pw in encrypted format surely they could decrypt it? Would it be possible to boot say dos 6.22 and use something along the lines of NTFSDOS to take a copy of the file and use a hex editor to pull out encrypted password... Does anyone know the byte offset the local admin pw is stored?

      I know these are a lot of questions, but basically i'm trying to get the admin p/w without sh*gging the pc...

      Can't do the logon.scr trick as can't install another os on another partition (btw a screensaver - .scr file is just a renamed executable so u could theoretically run any program/service u wanted in the system account (ps the system account - not admin - has access to the local SAM so could you not read the password rather than resetting it with a NET USER administrator xxx?)

      Anyway suggestions would be helpful... Thanks all

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      • #4
        Re: PW Recovery

        Originally posted by herd
        Basically i have a computer at work i'd like to capture the admin pw for...
        I don't want to reset it, as that kind of gives the game away to the sysadmins...
        Sorry this is not a hacking\cracking forum, you will not get any help here. You are obviously not an admin on that computer for a reason, gaining unauthorized will also be against your IT policy and would be good reason for dismissal.

        Good Bye !

        topper
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        • #5
          What if i can not get any help from there ??


          Originally posted by Dumber
          does anyone ever read an announcement before posting a question?
          does anyone ever read de guidlines???

          start here...
          http://forums.petri.com/viewtopic.php?t=2650

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          • #6
            well, its still hacking though, so we can't help you. You need you're sysadmin, or go to you're manager.


            We Aint going to help you with hacking.
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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