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Old 06-25-2012, 05:33 PM
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Default Possible to Perform a Remote Admin Password Reset?

Just like the title, I'm trying to figure out if there is any way possible to reset windows passwords remotely? I've had several customers (local) who either had their kids set the passwords and couldn't remember them, or the adults set the password and couldn't remember. It's pretty painless to use a live disk to reset the password, but it got me thinking about if it is possible to do remotely.. Thoughts?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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If they can't get logged in at all then I don't believe there's any legally-friendly way you can do it other than talk them into Safe Mode if they're using XP or talk them into enabling the admin account using the system recovery on vista/win 7. If they've got access to another account then you may be able to work something out, maybe using net use or whatever, but that would depend on the whether the user is an admin or a limited user.
put that in your pipe and grep it
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:07 PM
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If you can talk them through plugging the drive into another system then you could.
If you can get a WinPE disc running (good luck guaranteeing connectivity) then you might be able to connect remotely and run a reset program.

Other than that....
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