My friend forgot all Administrator password (BUILTIN\Administrator, Domain Administrator, Recovery Mode Password) for his w2ks SBS based domain. I've found article about resetting domain admin password.
I want to know: are there any implications on reset AD Administrator password? I know, that resseting user password result in loss of key to decrypt EFS encrypted data. Are any other consequences or implications?
I was thinking about backup procedure:
- Shutdown all domain controllers (1 - its SBS domain :)
- Take bit by bit image copy of DC disks (if something goes wrong), restore by copy image back to disk.
- Reset password
Do you recomend any other steps?