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    System Administrator Password Recovery

    I was assign system administrator for the server and was out of work sick for three weeks. Upon my return I came upon this major brain freeze and can not remember it. Any suggestions on how to retrieve it.

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    Re: System Administrator Password Recovery

    Without going to great expense and purchasing l0phtcrack, which in itself isn't a guarantee, I think you're fighting an uphill battle on this one. NT based passwords are nearly impossible to recover, so try try try to remember!
    -Mark

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    Re: System Administrator Password Recovery

    I'm no expert, but I thought I heard of a hack for the password file and that there was some way to copy it off to run the hack...or am I thinking of Windows2000?

    I'l try to remember where I heard about it and follow up.
    Granville

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    Re: System Administrator Password Recovery

    For the NT platforms, I've never heard of anything but l0pthcrack - in the 9x series, of course, you can simply delete the PWL files and skate around it. If you find a better tool, I'm interested!
    -Mark

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    Re: System Administrator Password Recovery

    If you want to recover it, then l0phtCrack is definitely the way to go.

    If you don't mind just resetting it, then there is a utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your NT system, by modifying the crypted password in the registrys SAM file, called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

    I have used it once and it worked for me.
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