Windows 2000 Pro (Lost passowrd help)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by JesterDev, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. JesterDev

    JesterDev Guest


    I work with kids at a middle school, and have some
    computers that where donated to us. They have Windows 2000 Pro
    installed, but I don't have any passwords, or user names for
    any of them. I don't have to original disks or I would just
    reinstall the OS. Would anyone happen to know how I could
    get, or even change the user/pass? I thought about getting
    a dos prompt, and just finding the file where the info is
    stored any maybe just deleting it. Not sure if that will work.
    I havent used windows in a while, as I am a Linux user. Can
    anyone help?

    JesterDev, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. It was on Wed, 03 Dec 2003 00:31:08 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    IIRC you could use a 2000 CD to hack into Win 2000
    Or a linux boot disk -
    Or another linux utility -

    Interesting article here too:-

    Doesn't say a lot for M$ security, IMHO.
    William Poaster, Dec 3, 2003
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    Patrick Guest

    Here is a link to a newsgroup article;

    Short link;

    Full link;
    Patrick, Dec 3, 2003
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    JesterDev Guest

    Thanks for the help. Found a linux boot disk
    that will work just fine. :)
    JesterDev, Dec 3, 2003
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    Billh Guest

    Billh, Dec 3, 2003
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    John Hudson Guest

    The Belarc Advisor will give you the information that you are looking for nt
    just for windows but all software installed
    John Hudson, Dec 3, 2003
  7. John Hudson Spilled my beer when they jumped on the table and
    Belarc will only give him info about what the machine has. Harddisk
    sizes/memory/etc....assuming he could logon to run it, which he can't.

    To the OP: Your best bet would be to reload them and give the admin
    password something you know. It will be easier in the long run...

    Thund3rstruck, Dec 3, 2003
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    nemo Guest

    nemo, Dec 5, 2003
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