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Not sure if this is possible.

I have created some code in order to reset user passwords. I would like to know if there is any possible way I can create a backup of the current password set in case there is a failure in the code ?

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If you use Active Directory backup Active Directory. If use local user, then backup SAM and SYSTEM files.

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I don't know if it still works with Server 2008 but I've always been fond of pwdump. Just be aware that every antivirus program I've ever tried will complain about it.

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