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Hi there i'm trying to reset windows server 2003 forgotten password. Tried system rescue cd bootable linux

ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows –o force
chntpw -l SAM (this command dont show AD users, just local)
chntpw –u Administrator SAM

but this reset local Administrator password

Is there a way to reset Active Directory users passwords ??

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The 'typical' answer is to log on with another admin user and reset the password via active directory users and computers. Is there a reason you can't do this?

I haven't tested it but if you've locked out all your domain administrator accounts then you might give this a look.

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