|I AM the IT Dept, however, we have an "on-call" network admin who handles the networking. I want to do this without him being involved.|
I would beg to differ. If you were the "IT Dept" you wouldn't be calling a professional in, and, you would know all the information you seek. Personally, I'm not comfortable with what you're doing and I wish Pattrick would back off and stop helping you do what could potentially be illegal.
I understand you're trying to help Pattrick but you don't know this person, or what he's really up to. He could be 100% legit but we tend to try to err on the side of safety when it comes to thinks like cracking passwords etc. Please don't just jump in and "help" like this again in the future or I will have to report it.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.