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    Hi Guys,

    We are currently in the process of transferring cmputers to a new domain, I am unable to log on locally onto some of the machines due to the local administrator password not working (think I have forgotten it) is there a backdoor way in to get onto the machine so I can reset the passoword?

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    There are lots of bootable CDs and USB sticks with utilities for this: Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

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    Microsoft provide such a tool called locksmith:

    ERD Commander in MSDaRT 6.5

    I believe there are also a few Linux based tools that can do this too.

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    Google OPHCrack, linux based botable CD that can change/reset passwords on windows machines. Works really well with XP, haven't tried Vista/7 though.

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    Would it be easier / neater to just re image the computers ?

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    PCLoginNow - I had to do this a while ago, tried a few others and they seemed to complicated. This is just a next, next, next bootable CD. Enables accounts too!

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    Why not change the local admin password via Group Policy?

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    Hi

    You might be able to set the adminstrator password on the old domain using

    How to Change Local Administrator Password with Group Policy - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    Richard

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    use hirens boot CD has a few reset tools, or OPH crack I believe actually shows you the password. Kon boot will get you just by pressing enter at the password screen.

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