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How to restore admin password on AWS Windows Server?

I don't have key pair for the server, otherwise I've already found many articles about restoring/resetting the password. And also, as mentioned in one of these articles, there should be a "EC2 Agent" ...
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Change Password Domain Web via Remote Service Desktop

I saw that in your Domain Controller, you can add a Tool with "Remote Desktop Services Default Connection" that allow your Domain Users to change password via Web. But, if you want the users to visit ...
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logrotate problems after resetting mysql root password

A while ago, I had to reset my forgotton root password for mysql (strictly speaking mariadb) along a suitable how-to (might have been this https://devanswers.co/how-to-reset-mysql-root-password-ubuntu/...
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SCO OS 6 Driver for LSIL SAS1064E Raid Controller

A client has an SCO OpenServer Server 6.0, that is running on an HP ProLiant Box and they lost the root password. Its equipped with a Doal-Core Intel Pentium Processor. They don't have any media or ...
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Recover ec2 root password

Last week I changed the root password of our Centos ec2 instance and now I've forgotten what the new password is. I can SSH into the machine using my user account without a key, I disabled it in SSH ...
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How do I restore an Operations Master domain controller when the password was lost?

System: A single hosting server using Hyper-V hosts all but one server. A second stand-alone server acts as the Operations Master domain controller, DC1. A diagram is at the bottom of this post. ...
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Lost sa password SQL Server - no Windows authentication - new roles created at command line do NOT appear

Our support people changed the 'sa' password our SQL Server DB. They switched off Windows Authentication. Then the guy who did the work left. So we have a production database that isn't being ...
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Change root password with old Linux 2.4.20

I have an old (Linux 2.4.20) Debian server where I forgot the root password. When I try to enter single user mode then some init script never exits. It used the LILO boot loader. I want to change the ...
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Apparent lockup during attempt to recover root password

I have a computer running Debian Jessie, and need to recover my root password. I've been following the instructions on this question, but have run into a snag. After GRUB loads and I've appended ...
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is there any way to find or remove rar file password without brute force or dictionary attack?

I have a rar file with password protection. I forgot the password. Is there any way to find or remove rar file password without brute force or dictionary attack ?
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Recover PSK on a PIX 506E running 6.3

I've got a Cisco Pix 506E running 6.3, and I've forgotten the pre-shared key for a VPN tunnel. I know that in IOS 7.X you can run more system:running-config to the get PSK in cleartext, but in ...
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File in sudoers.d/ directory became corrupt, cannot delete it? pkexec not working (Azure VM)

So I've got an Azure VM where I wanted to copy a file into an /etc/sudoers.d/ folder. Obviously I've tested the file before copying it, however something weird must have happened when transferring it ...
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Need to regain trust with domain controller

Long-time Unix sysadmin, just getting started in the Windows world, here: I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine. A recent system update must have gone pear-shaped, because now when I try to log in as ...
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Unlock Azure VM Local Administrator Password

I have been looking at this question and most of it makes sense but a lot of it is going over my head. I'm a software developer and my I.T Admin' has left leaving me with hard job of unlocking a ...
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SQLEXPRESS User password from hardcoded application

I am setting up a new computer with an application which has a hardcoded password for the SQL database. I am not getting any help from the apllication provider because they want to do it themselves to ...
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Debian 7 password recovery [closed]

During installation, I've set up a password which I have typed wrong twice, and now I'm not allowed to gain access to my root account in Debian. I'm trying to procedure like http://xmodulo.com/how-to-...
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Cisco 881w AP password recovery

Hello I lost the passwords for my Cisco 881w and internal Access Point. I used the procedure here to reset the password on the router by booting into rommon and changing confreg to 0x2142. This ...
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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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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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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 Server 2012 password I CAN RDP

I have a domain joined machine that I log in to with a LOCAL MACHINE password via remote desktop. I saved the password in RDP, but want to log in from a different machine, but have not used the ...
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can't reset password from centos

I lost the root password. So I modified /etc/shadow and also changed '/etc/inittab' file to access single user mode. But both didn't work. It asked me for a password that I don't have. Why updating ...
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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 can'...
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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 / ...
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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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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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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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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 (LAST_INSERT_ID(),'Administrator2'...
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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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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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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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Problems resetting MySQL root password

I'm trying to reset the root password of my MySQL installation (yep, password forgotten) according to this: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/resetting-permissions.html#resetting-permissions-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Administrator password reset in AD (Windows 2k3 SBS)

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 ...
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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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Windows previous passwords

Is there a way to determine a user's previous passwords? say the last 5 passwords from a Windows Server 2008? The machine is setup as the domain controller and it has AD on it as well. The passwords ...
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Changing non-root user passwords from root (if you don't know the old password?) [closed]

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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Tayama Video encoding (MPEG?)

I have a Tayama DVR CCTV system, with an administrator who's long gone and no password for the thing. I need to recover the footage for the month of July, 2010. There is a "Video" partition, which ...
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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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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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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. ...