[TriLUG] OT: Linux to fix W2k3

Paul G. Szabady Paul at ThyService.com
Thu Apr 3 21:02:01 EDT 2008

No, but I'll give it a whirl.  Thanks!

ps: The link for reference, in case anyone's interested: 

@ Thy Service

Matt Pusateri wrote:
> 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

More information about the TriLUG mailing list