How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by ghurt » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 14:35:53


If I have a Active Directory admin account, how can I reset the
password of the local administrator on the Server 2003 machine?

Thanks
 
 
 

How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Isaac Oben » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:24:37

Hello,

If the machine is a Domain Controller, I don't you can do this. If the
machine is a member server, logon to the server using machine account and
right click my computer, select manage, local users and groups,

Isaac

 
 
 

How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Florian Fr » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:28:09

Howdie!



On what Server 2003 machine? On the DC directory? That can be done using
ntdsutil. It isn't actually a "local" administrator but the Directory
Services Restore Mode-Administrator.

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Florian
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How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by ghurt » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:07:22

On Apr 7, 2:28m, "Florian Frommherz [MVP]"



Thank you,
Yes it is A DC, but when I try I get the following error:
NTDSUTIL
set DSRM Password
Reset DSRM Administrator Password:
Error 80070057 parsing input - illegal syntax
Reset DSRM Administrator Password:
 
 
 

How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Meinolf We » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:09:40

Hello XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

If the server is a domain controller, you have not a "real" local administrator.
You can reset the password on the account used for Active directory restore
mode with ntdsutil according to this article:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Meinolf We » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:13:40

Hello XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

You have to use "reset password on server null"

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Meinolf Weber
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How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by ghurt » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:32:40

Thank you, it worked.

Where is a good place for me to read up about all these extra
utilities. As far as I know, this is not covered in MCSE.

Thanks


On Apr 7, 3:13m, Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de>
 
 
 

How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Florian Fr » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 16:57:56

Howdie!



There are a lot of things that aren't covered in that MCSE certification ;-)
Most of those things are covered by TechNet whitepapers and sites. You get
to read them one by one when running into issues. TechNet is a good resource
for things like that - as are technical blogs.

Cheers,
Floriain
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How Reset Local admin password on 2003 machine if have Active Directory admin password?

Post by Meinolf We » Wed, 08 Apr 2009 17:05:00

Hello XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

you will not find a list with all tools available. Technet is a good resource
and most of the time if you have problems you can find help here or search
google.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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