[thelist] retrieving windows 2000 password

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Tue Mar 8 17:28:25 CST 2005

There is no way to get the admin password back.

There are tools that can reset the admin password (as others have pointed
out), however doing that you need to be aware of what will happen to data
encrypted with EFS (basically, you will probably lose it, unless you have
another recovery agent setup on the box). You will probably want to check
with your mate about that.


: -----Original Message-----
: From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
: bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Alex Beston
: Sent: Wednesday, 9 March 2005 3:32 AM
: To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
: Subject: [thelist] retrieving windows 2000 password
: Hiya
: a mate has lost his password to the admin account for win 2000 so theres
: no way of getting at the data. obviously taking out the HD and adding as
: a 2nd drive is an emergency solution but is there any way of getting
: past the password issue?
: ta
: Alex

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