unknown administrator password - XP Professional


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Guest

Hello, I work at a non-profit and just inherited a XP workstation. The
default log on account was the administrator account. I added it to the my
domain, but forgot to create an admin account for myself. Is it possible to
change the password so that I can log on and create another admin account or
will the built-in administrator account cease to work?

Thanks!
 
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Galen

In Lynn Mc2 had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
Hello, I work at a non-profit and just inherited a XP workstation. The
default log on account was the administrator account. I added it to
the my domain, but forgot to create an admin account for myself. Is
it possible to change the password so that I can log on and create
another admin account or will the built-in administrator account
cease to work?

Thanks!
Password Problems:
http://kgiii.info/windows/2k-XP/security/password_problems.html


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Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
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"At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my
declining years to the composition of a textbook which shall focus the
whole art of detection into one volume." - Sherlock Holmes
 
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anno_triangle

Hi,

I think you can reset unknown admin account. This way, Password changer
can be useful for you. I've got in a situation before, where password
was needed to bypass, and the tool worked. It is on a cd image that
includes tools for data recovery, erase and backup, really powerful
tools I must add.
http://www.ntfs.com/boot-disk.htm
 

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