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Can a standard user become and administrator ?
Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:12 AM
Administrator Account Problem In Microsoft Xp [solved]
Why "[solved]" ???
I'm assuming you're logged into a local machine. If you've logged into a domain machine, then you'll need to get the "human" administrator to help you with that.
You need to login as Administrator and configure your right/permission or user type of your account.
DISCLAIMER : This is suppose to help you in case you forgot your password or lock yourself out. It's not meant to be use for unlawful act. Do at your down RISK !!!
Windows XP installation should come with an Administrator account by default, and normally no password is set. A default user is later create to prevent from using the admin account all the time. With the Welcome Screen, you don't get to login as admin. So you need to switch to safe mode. When booting your PC, press F5, until you see a list of file shown on the screen. When you reach the login screen, try login with "Administrator" without any password.
If the above don't help, that means your admin is set with a password. You need to download a tool to do it.
chntpw - http://home.eunet.no...d/bootdisk.html
Download the bootable cd image, then burn into a blank cd. Follow the instruction given on the page. Remember, it's recommended to set the password to blank, you can always change it once you can login.
I've used this many time to help myself and to help my client as well.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:04 PM
Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:43 PM
This is very interesting. Does it work on corporate networks? If it does, is there a way to disable this as this is obviously a huge security risk!
well, assuming the command prompt is accessible on the limited user account, you can. Go to start, then run, type in "cmd", type "net user", then locate the account that is an administrator. type "net user 'admin' *" (obviously replace 'admin' with whatever the username is) then you can type in a new password. be aware that the little stars that usually appear when you type in a password will not be there. then log out and log in as the administrator. then you are free to change the administrative settings to however you would like them. good luck.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:31 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:32 AM
No, this does not work on a corporate (Active Directory) computer. Actually this does not work on a regular computer unless you have logged in with another administrator rights account. This may be a little different and might work on a XP Home edition machine but you will never find (shouldn’t find) one of them in a corporate environment.
Actually, it is possible on an AD network. All you need to do is get local administrator access, then you can either pull or sniff the cached AD hashes (well, unless you set cached logins to zero) out of the registry with some specialized tools. Then you just run them through john the ripper/cain & abel/or l0pht...pick your poison.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:54 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:17 PM
-question by Jacob
Posted 03 June 2008 - 04:41 AM
to change administator settings such as password.
I do have tried that on some windows 2000 and xp computers but does't work.
But thanks to all of above alternate methods that used to reset NT password.
( Did't aware that so many )
Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:21 PM
just like the person said before previously... U open up cmd and type 'net user' take his user name and then type 'net user [your brothers user name] *' make sure to have the space between the name and the asterisc. Then change his password to something easy like 1234 so u won't forget when he spazzes when he can't get on his accont. go on to his accont and change urself back and he proubly won't mess with your accont again because it is all to easy to change it back.-reply by guest
Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:39 PM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:56 PM
hi I have a limited account..From which I can't even change my password...I cant' browse other users files...
do you have any tool or super method by which I can hack inside the admin. I also can't install aeven a single tiny software...My brother has restricted me...
please help me please I really need your help!-reply by johnson
Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:37 PM
that wont work for a limited user because he doesnt have the rights to change an admin acc password. use a program called kon boot and burn the .Iso to a disk with Active iso Burner. restart your computer and spam F12 to load the boot menu. put in the disk and boot from the cd/dvd drive. Let konboot do its thing. (press enter when the kryptos logic screen pulls up). it will go to the login screen and all you have to do is select the user you want access to and hit enter. your in his account, now change your privs to admin with user accounts inside control panel.
Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:26 AM
I am a standard user and want to change to admin my brother is admin I tried to change his password on cmd but it goes access is denied I am on windows7 Please help-reply by mr guest
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