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    Local Administrator Password

    There I was, merrily putting the teacher's laptops on the domain, knowing that I knew the Dell local admin password, happy as a bee, when...
    I moved to a non-Dell computer attached to a whiteboard (teacher has no laptop) and put it on the domain...when I realised that I don't know the admin password!
    I have tried all the usual suspects with no luck.
    I am in deep do-do here as you cannot access the C drive (where all the teacher's stuff is stored) except locally.
    Can anyone help
    Or just shoot me

    Sarah

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Can you not give your self access to C drive using GPO or similar and copy all the work off?

    Does the teacher know the password by some chance? Sure u've already checked.

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    i do know this works i have used it

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Windows-ADMINI...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    We change our local administrator password using a startup script when necessary.

    Add the following to a batch file:

    net user Administrator new_password

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Why pay when you can get it for free? Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    This boot disk will reset the admin password to whatever you want.

    http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Although I asked a slightly different question in an earlier posting, I got lots of replies telling me how to change the local admin password and to ignore the nasty warnings when I did so. The thread is below:

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=6231

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Can you not change it by going to the computer management consol as a domain admin? Thats whats I do

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Cant you just login and change the local password through control panel? Or create another local admin account ?

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Thanks
    If I log on to the network on the machine, I cannot see anything at all in the users except me and the guest. So I cannot change the password there.
    BKGarry: I don't know what you mean - I could change the domain admin password from my console but nothing local.
    The boot disk sounds good

    You have all reduced my level of panic a bit - doing that a lot lately - must need a holiday!
    I'll let you know

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    When you are a one-person-outfit, panicking goes with the job!!!!

    Oh...that's just me then......

    I know I found a way to get at the local admin user from the domain when I had my problem, and started trying to change the password. I'll check it out tomorrow if there are no emergencies.

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    UBCD (at http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html ) is your friend... 'Offline Password Recovery' (or words to that effect).

    Or as a domain admin right-click My Computer and select Manage... local users is on there and you can do all manner of things

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    No mate - I'm not quite THAT dumb!
    The way our system is set up, I cannot get to the local users.

    I did try that, honest!
    Thanks for the link though

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    The way our system is set up
    Why...?? What's wrong with a system where domain admins are local admins and can Manage local users (remotely )?

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    Re: Local Administrator Password

    Probably nothing - but as I didn't chose the system and cannot seem to change it - I am stuck with what I have got until I figure it out
    Up until Easter, I was working on a WIN98 system anyway in this school so the stuff about local users etc just didnt raise its head
    Now it has so I intend to do something about it

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