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24/09/09

Password resetting

Permalink 08:23:22 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles

I am sometimes asked to gain access to a password protected document or computer. Often this is possible but time consuming and therefore potentially costly. To avoid the problem why not write the password for a secret entry point on paper and lock it in your safe.

I am not able to find out an existing password, but can often clear it to gain access. Note though, that you WILL loose access to
* Web page credentials.
* File share credentials.
* EFS-encrypted files.
* Certificates with private keys (SIGNED/ENCRYPTed e-mail).

Avoid all this pain and expense by creating a password reset disk as described at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305478/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930381

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