Forgot NT server or workstation password?

If you forget the password of your Windows NT server or the workstation, repair the machine with the ERD. If you don't have that, go to another machine, change the local Administrator password to the one that you can remember, rdisk and create one.

Now repair the locked machine with this new ERD, only replace the SAM files.

Next time you log on, put in the new password for the Administrator account. While doing this you will loose your old SAM so its always a good idea to have a BDC maintaining accounts.

Requires Free Membership to View

This was first published in November 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.