I'm not sure if this a serverfault or superuser question.
A client of mine shipped me a Windows 7 box that I am supposed to work on. Unfortunately the machine is joined to his domain (which I cannot access - legally or physically) and the local administrator account appears to be disabled.
Is there anyway that I can get into the system and enable/create a local account with administrator level rights given that I have physical access? Or is my only choice to ship it back and get my client to enable a usable account and ship it back to me again?
For what its worth this is Windows 7 professional.
As prompted by Chunkyb2002's answer about caching of domain credentials I forgot to mention that there is a domain user as being the last login. Presumably this person also set this computer up and potentially has admin rights. So given this new info is it likely that if I get the password that Windows 7 will let me log in?
I'm in with cached credentials!