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EC2 Windows password recover

I can't get the password from the AWS console tools. I can reach the box via rdesktop.Can I reset the password remotely? If so, how to go about doing this? the machine is Windows server 2008 R2 ...
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Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?

Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface? My motherboard is model X8STI-F.
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How secure are password-protected WinRAR archives?

The web seems to be flooded by password removers. I'm however on the other side. I'm interested in security of my files. If I have a WinRAR archive (> 1 Mbyte) and use a password (> 6 characters ...
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Open Source MS Word Password Recovery?

Does anyone know of a free open source recovery tool? Should include recovery of document protection password ideally. EDIT: I'll settle for just Free instead of free and open source :) I'm looking ...
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Can I get all active directory passwords in clear text using reversible encryption?

EDIT: Can anybody actually answer the question? Thanks, I don't need no audit trail, I WILL know all the passwords and users can't change them and I will continue to do so. This is not for hacking! ...
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Lost Root and other user passwords

This isn't a huge deal, because there's very little on the server (literally a file or two) that we actually need off of it. But we disabled root logins as a security measure and can't remember any ...
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How to enable password challenge in Active Directory?

As IT Support, my team is taking so much time reseting passwords. So, we thought it would be interesting to enable some sort of Password Challenge in Active Directory so users could reset their own ...
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Resetting an ESXi root password

I've just inherited a very simple VM setup with a pair of ESXi servers clustered and everything is pretty much hooked up. Problem is I do not have the root passwords for the servers and no one has any ...
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Changing non-root user passwords from root (if you don't know the old password?)

Hey, so I created a user, and he has been sshing in and doing a lot of stuff, but he forgot his password - is there any way for me to change his password without knowing it?
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I forgot W2K3 admin password. Is it possible to reset it

I forgot W2K3 admin password. Is it possible to reset it
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How to recover Administrator password for Windows Server 2003 VMWare image

Ok - I confess, I changed the admin password and misspelled it when entering it in our password bank. Is there a way to retrieve it? We are using Windows Server Console. System Rescue CD has a ...
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Password Reset Self Service Portal [closed]

I’m looking for an affordable solution to offer a “self-service” password reset portal on the web for my active directory users. (about 150 of them) Many of them don’t use Windows workstations and ...
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Resetting salted Drupal admin password

Have an old VM with Drupal configured on it, and I can't recall the admin password. The password-recovery process sent me a link to reset the password, but the page generated said "Access Denied". I ...
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Linux Admin Needs Help Gaining Access to Windows Server PDC

I have a new client that is a hard position with their previous IT management company. The previous company is refusing to release any administrative usernames or passwords for any computer. This is ...
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how to find mysql passwords

Hi on one of my server I have installed a lot of softwares where in for each application I have created a user name and password.After that these applications have been running.Now I have to remove ...
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Forgotten laptop windows login - what are my options?s

I have a (elderly) colleague who has forgotten the password to his laptop - he generally signs in as Administrator, but can't remember the password, and has asked my help. He says the laptop contains ...
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Unlock screen for ec2-user

I accidently locked screen under ec2-user (pressed C-a C-x). As far as I know ec2-user has no password. Now I'm prompted for password to unlock. I do not want to terminate the process running under ...
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How does the Task Scheduler save passwords on Windows 7?

If I save a password for a scheduled task, or in a service's logon credentials, is it safe? It seems to me that Windows saves this password encrypted somehow, but since Windows has to decipher it, so ...
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SQL 2008 SA Password Gone with the Wind

Situation: There is a SQL 2008 instance here that we would like access to. The person who setup the instance is no longer with the company and, apparently, did not set the instance up with the ...
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SQL 2005 Password Recovery

I am trying to recover the password for one of the logins on a SQL 2005 (SP3) database. There seem to be a large number of tools out there to do this. I'm a little nervous of running a tool against ...
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How do I change a forgotten domain admin password on Windows Server 2003?

I've tried the SRVANY trick documented here. After rebooting 3 times into Directory Service Restore mode and tweaking the settings, I have not been able to log-in successfully. So, I'm not having ...
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Any way to see an Active Directory password?

Before you jump to conclusions, let me explain. We have a password reset tool that is not working. For some reason when you use it, it resets your password to some unknown value (Not what you changed ...
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Is there an Emergency Rescue Disc (ERD) that allows for slipstreaming SATA drivers?

I have a computer at work that was baselined with the DISA Gold Disc, to include disabling the built-in admin account and setting its password to something unknown. So, while trying to use the repair ...
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How do I hack into Promise Array Management?

One of our servers, which was installed long before my time at the company began, has two Promise Raid cards installed. It also has Promise Array Management version 3.0.0.36 (9/17/2002) installed. ...
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Windows 2003 Admin Password Lost

I have a windows 2003 server running a raid software. This computer was on a domain but not anymore, i cannot login using the local account even after a password recovery through a linux live cd. The ...
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VMware ESXi 5.5 : cannot login after password changed

It looks strange, but after changing the "root" password I cannot login anymore. I followed exactly the process according to Vsphere 5.5 reset root and I used copy-and-paste for the password but ...
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Active Directory computer account password not in sync

I have a computer on a remote location which has not not been connected to the network for a while. During an recent installation, a procedure went wrong and its password was changed on AD side. I ...
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Windows 2003 HP SmartArray E200 password recovery

I need to reset Windows 2003 administrator password on HP ML series server with E200 SmartArray. Offline NT password recovery CD booted but could not find any disks. I run driver autoload and lsmod ...
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MySQL Syntax error when trying to reset Joomla password

I'm trying to reset my Joomla admin password by executing the following code in MySQL: INSERT INTO `jos_users` (`id`,`name`, `username`, `password`, `params`) VALUES ...
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Administrator password lost for remote Windows Web Server 2008 R2, any suggestions?

A friend of mine generated a new Administrator password for our Windows server with KeePass. At the same time, my... er... his PC manufacturer's auto-update was installing new graphics card drivers. ...
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How can I reset the local Administrator password for a Windows Vista client connected to a domain?

I have a Windows Vista client computer that is connected to a Windows Domain. I can login with the user account for DOMAIN\user1 and also with the Domain Administrator account DOMAIN\Administrator but ...
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Resetting administrator password on Windows server 2008 R2 over Raid

I have locked both my administrator accounts out on my Windows Server 2008 R2 that has Raid. I tried the following- Insert the original Windows Server 2008 installation DVD Reset the computer, boot ...
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Problems resetting MySQL root password

I'm trying to reset the root password of my MySQL installation (yep, password forgotten) according to this: ...
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Password Expired on Server 2008 R2

We're facing some trouble with our Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. The passwords expired and we're prompted to change the password. After changing it, we get following error message: ...
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Recover a lost IBM DS4300 SAN password?

I have a pair of IBM DS4300 SAN units that I need to perform a firmware upgrade on. Unfortunately the admin passwords on these units have been lost and now need to be reset. I had hoped the default ...
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Have you ever used kon-boot?

Has anyone here ever used kon-boot? I guess it may work because of the few blog posts about it but I feel kinda concerned and am interested at hearing experiences from anyone who have used multiple ...
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Unable to connect to SQL Database (can the password be reset)

I have recently joined a company which has an SQL 2005 Server running a few databases. The server looks like no one has touched it in a couple of years and has this week it ran out of disk space. ...
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How to reset password on Mac OS X?

How can be reset password on Mac OS X? Is there something like single mode that Linux provides. I have installer CDs and DVDs of Mac with me. I have a utility called rEFIt installed on that Mac. It ...
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FTP server that logs failed password attempts

I'm looking for a FTP server that logs failed password attempts in clear text. The thing is that I've lost a password which is saved in my FTP client but it is encrypted obviously. What I wanted to do ...
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Recover password from SpeedPort DSL router

I'd like to recover the configuration (web interface) admin password of a SpeedPort W 700V router. I've got both wired and wireless access to the router but in both cases the web interface requires ...
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Reset AD Domain Administrator Password

How can I reset the administrator password for a Windows 2008 R2 DC? It appears that none of the Domain Admin passwords/accounts are valid for this given DC, and there are several machines actively ...
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Can't Reset Password - Ubuntu 10.04 on Hyper-V

I have a virtual Ubuntu 10.04 machine running under Hyper-V which I have lost the password to. With a physical Ubuntu box it's rather easy to press ESC at the grub prompt and proceed to reset your ...
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Xampp: How to change your Tomcat default user and password?

I have recently installed Xampp, and I am now learning JSP but after copying my .jsp file into the required file and starting Tomcat it won't let me access the manager without a user and password. ...
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Restore a saved Remote-Desktop Password?

Some fool in my company has scrapped the page with the root password for our hyper-v server. Fortunately I've saved the password in the Remote Desktop Connection, so I'm able to connect remotely. How ...
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phpMyAdmin - can’t connect - invalid setings - ever since I added a root password - locked out

I run XAMPP, a few days back i had set up a password for the root password through phpmyadmin I am not able to access phpMyAdmin ever since that moment I followed help on this link but everything ...
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Poweredge 2650 RAC Card setup

I have a Poweredge 2650 with RAC 3.37 installed. Recently acquired the server and I have found some difficulty in setting up the RAC. On booting normally you can setup the IP, Gateway, Netmask and ...
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How to reset Administrator password Windows Server 2003 installed on Vmware?

I want to reset administrator password on Windows Server 2003. OS installed on VMware server VMware Server version 2.0.1. And problem is this: when i try to boot from live cd, after boot disk with ...
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Reset password on a LANIER 5618 laser printer

I need to reset/recover the administrator password on a LANIER 5618 laser printer. It was probably changed by the former sysadmin and there's no documentation left. Can anybody help me with some ...
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ESXi Password Recovery or Migration Path

I am unable to connect via vSphere or SSH to an ESXi hypervisor box that manages two important virtual machines. I do not recall changing any passwords and the data centre does not have any ...
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Recover sql server 2000 sa password

I had forgotten my SQL server 2000 sa username password and now i am not able to connect to it. previously i had disabled windows authentication and had only username sa. Now I ant to recover / ...