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30-Oct-2006, 05:59 PM #1
Getting by admin password/settings
Just picked up my office computer after not using it for a year and have forgotten the logon they made me create to protect their network. is it possible to get by that? iis is set up to hit ctl/alt/del to bring up the logon to network page. I am not worried about losing the identity but just dont want to have to reinstall xp pro as i would have to reinstall all programs also. is there any way to get around this or no? any help greatly appreciated.
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30-Oct-2006, 07:44 PM #2
Contact your company's IT department.
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30-Oct-2006, 07:46 PM #3
Call the IT dept.
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30-Oct-2006, 08:17 PM #4
I emailed him, he said he no longer stores the passwords as they can be changed via admin access. so am i screwed to be able to logon to this version of windows? wype the hd?
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30-Oct-2006, 08:21 PM #5
Have you tried safe mode?

Not sure why, but I'm suspecting a longer story here
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30-Oct-2006, 08:34 PM #6
He's right. You can change the password after you log in with an account with administrator rights. If you don't know the password for any administrator account, you'll need to reinstall Windows.

Obviously the company doesn't think the data is important, or they would retrieve it for you.
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31-Oct-2006, 06:32 PM #7
as i said , i contacted him and they required all of us agents , that worked on the network to give the it guy our PERSONAL passwords and logon name,so IF there ere any system issueshe could access at anytime... as we all did so he has record of it somewhere, but doesnt want to take a few mins to help me out...hes an agent and mtg broker as well so time IS money and hes a lazy p/o/s .
I tried going to safe mode once but it rolled right to the logon page, i will try again. not much on the disc that i need, again i havent even started the comp for over a yr, but just some docs, photos ,ftp/html files etc. all programs i have on my home disc, so those are just time installing. THANKS !
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