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I have someone that is running a server it has Windows Server 2008 I believe

well the IT person they had left and is not longer talking to the company

so the user name and password are gone... no one knows what they could be

I need to log onto this server, the server is physically in the office but when I log in with remote desktop I can't get the use name or password.


how would one go about getting this information? I REALLY need on this server
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Originally Posted by xsabrewulf View Post

I have someone that is running a server it has Windows Server 2008 I believe

well the IT person they had left and is not longer talking to the company

so the user name and password are gone... no one knows what they could be

I need to log onto this server, the server is physically in the office but when I log in with remote desktop I can't get the use name or password.


how would one go about getting this information? I REALLY need on this server

Multiple times I've used password reset scripts running from a CD in a disc drive on my computer for whenever I've somehow forgotten my password or cant access the account for whatever reason, this was windows 7 though and I believe it altered the registry, not sure if this would work on Windows Server 2008.
Just input from self experience, this may be possible for other variants of windows, the account must be on a single drive though, i don't think network based works.
    
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Do you have the server IP? I ask so that we know what the unit is you are trying to connect to.
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Do you have the server IP? I ask so that we know what the unit is you are trying to connect to.

Yes, I used ipscanner got the local ip. 192.168.2.20

that's how I logged into the remote desktop
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If you have access to this server you can make a recovery disk and boot from it. There are other ways that you could get it, however I ll not post it, it can be used differently. You could also try to brute force attack it.
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