|No, it says:|
"my username and password would not work. When we tried to reaccess the administrator user on the same box, it says the password is incorrect. The same password we had just used 10 minutes before was no longer working ".
I'm sorry if this was misleading, but that meant that the Administrator was not accepting its password anymore and no one could log onto Server 2008 anymore. That included the computer workstation we had been using for the duration of the day, which was to emphasize this was a sudden issue and was not an incident of hardware or network.
As far as I have researched, 2008 does not use SAM files (google does not come up with anything) but more importantly I did not find anything specifically saying 2008 does not use SAM files. Once again though I would still need to get into the system to be able to run any of this and right now I am not able to do anything with it since I have zero access. The network and Windows Server 2008 is new enough that reinstalling would not be the worst thing in the world, I was always taught there are 12 ways of doing something, it is just a matter of finding the way that works for the particular situation. Thank you for the input and help!