Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ever lost the Admin password to a Windows Box?

I was working last week for a client and we came across a box whose admin password was not what we expected (or any of the many variations of what we expected), or any of the non expected variations. To no avail. However, one of our techs came up with this. This is a VPC floppy image (you can use VPC to create a real floppy disk). It contains a small linux build plus a password changing tool - which worked on XP SP2 just fine.

This floppy disk was developed by a Norwegian, and you can find more information on his web site


Andy said...

I've used that several times - the only time it didn't work was a) on a virtual pc and b) on a 64bit machine which I couldn't work out how to get into the bios and boot off floppy.

Mark-Allen said...

I've got the program onto a bootable CD and this works fine on NT4, W2K, W2K3, and XP.

A bit too 'linuxy' for me really but when you need it, it's great to have. Save me a couple of time.