How do I VIEW the ADMIN Password

December 29, 2010 at 21:57:21
Specs: windows 2000 server, 1 gb
in windows 2000 server i have forgot admin password. i have other user accounts without admin rights. Hence without boot floppy/cd i want to retrieve admin password or i want to know admin password. How can i find it out. can any one help me

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#1
December 29, 2010 at 22:56:02
You want to view the admin password from a non-admin account? Talk about a security hole.
The Windows security system was specifically designed such that it is impossible to view any system password, even your own.

I cannot in good conscience aid in this because it is impossible to verify the situation and such information could be used to obtain illegal access to a computer.


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#2
December 30, 2010 at 02:40:14

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#3
December 30, 2010 at 04:08:10
@X86

are you sure, you know, what you're doing?
I fully agree with LMiller7 on this.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#4
December 30, 2010 at 05:08:22
The program is freely available and easily found by Googling and has been around for years.. I have put the link to it many times on CN and never had complaints, until now................

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 05:29:38
I know this website and there are many many others in the net, that can be found by using google, but do we help to find things to crack passwords, while we don't have any knowledge of his intention?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#6
December 30, 2010 at 07:21:25
If you are not happy just REPORT the reply or the whole thread, that is what the button is there for....... The Administrators can then make a decision !

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#7
December 30, 2010 at 10:19:15
@X86

In general, if one is smart enough, to use google to find such tools, they can download it and use it on there own risk.
Maybe they free up their own job (OWN RISK).

But in my opinion, we will not help others, to crack server admin passwords.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#8
December 30, 2010 at 11:08:36
Jeez just report to the Board Administrators, the will PM Me if they are not happy with my response. You did Report the Thread did you not ??

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#9
December 30, 2010 at 11:34:53
I did not.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#10
December 30, 2010 at 15:17:27
I agree we should not aid in circumvention of passwords unless we are relatively sure the request is on the up and up. Let the OP use Google to find these backdoor methods. At any rate providing help with illegal operations is against forum rules.

There is a reason for the hierarchy of permissions in Windows.

X86

I have read many of your responses and you seem to know what you are doing. Don't take this thread too seriously. Just look at it this way. If the OP is the legal owner of the computer at worst they may need to re-install Windows. If they aren't, you are helping them hack into a system.

If they are legitimate it will teach them to write stuff down. I have a sheet of over 25 passwords for various sites, logins, etc.


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#11
December 30, 2010 at 19:29:29
dear miller

i am sys admin, without my knowledge someone has changed the admin password and it is live 24X7 server. I cannot shutdown and reboot. i dont have any bad intentions. But i want to solve the problem. what do i do.


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#12
December 30, 2010 at 19:32:08
i am sys admin, without my knowledge someone has changed the admin password and it is live 24X7 server. I cannot shutdown and reboot. i dont have any bad intentions. But i want to solve the problem. what do i do.

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#13
December 30, 2010 at 19:52:06
I expect that you are telling the truth about this. But it changes nothing. This is a public forum where anyone can see all posts, including non members. Any information I give you that might allow you to circumvent Windows security, however legitimate it might be in this case, could also be used for malicious purposes. I cannot be a party to that.

My personal and firmly held policy, independent of forum rules, is that I do not help with password problems. This policy is not going to change.

All I can suggest is that you investigate how you can improve system security so this problem does not occur again.


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#14
December 30, 2010 at 19:57:31
shivak

How did someone else manage to access the server if you are the one that set the password? Doesn't add up.


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#15
December 31, 2010 at 00:19:45
WHATEVER !!!!!

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#16
December 31, 2010 at 07:03:54
Windows does not store passwords in the computer. Not in any file, not in the registry, not anywhere. When an account is created the system does a mathematical operation on the supplied password and stores that. This operation is non reversable. When you log in the system performs the same operation on the entered password and compares the result. If they match it lets you in.

There is no way of viewing a password because even Windows doesn't know what it is. Windows will not let you in without a valid password unless the account does not have one. At least there is no method that Microsoft has revealed to the public. For obvious reasons such a method, if it existed, must remain a closely guarded secret and could never be revealed to unauthorized individuals.


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#17
December 31, 2010 at 09:57:30
SIGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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