[TriLUG] OT: Linux to fix W2k3

Matt Pusateri mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Thu Apr 3 20:48:55 EDT 2008

Not Linux, but have you tried a Hiren's CD ?

Matt P.

Paul G. Szabady wrote:
> I have an issue I'm hoping some of you gurus might be able to help with 
> and since it uses linux, it's only slightly off topic...I think.  ;)
> I have friend with a w2k3 server that I need to be able to log into as 
> admin, but we don't have the password.  I have tried some of the tools, 
> such as "Offline NT Password & Reg Editor" 
> (http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/), but they all mount the 
> filesystem RO because it wasn't shutdown in a clean manner. 
> Unfortunately, the only account on the server is the admin account, so 
> the only way I can shut it down is by killing power.
> Anybody run into this before?  Is there better a linux tool I can use 
> that will allow me to force a mount?
> I've used these tools before with 100% success as long as I was able to 
> log in and shutdown clean.
> Thoughts?
> Paul
> @ Thy Service

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