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  1. #1
    New Lounger
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    Windows 2003 client's local admin account locked out

    Dear Team,

    one of our client system running on Windows 2003 OS , the local admin account is locked-out.
    I do not have the access to the domain admin account to unlock it.

    How do i unlock this system local admin account ?

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  3. #2
    Platinum Lounger
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    You boot from Petter's boot CD and follow the prompts to remove the administrator password. Re-boot the server and off you go.

    You can't lock the local admin account in Windows unless you've done some really weird stuff to the account. Why is it showing as locked?

    As an aside, why can't you logon to the server as a domain admin and go from there?

    cheers, Paul

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