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admin p/word problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by Fergal1982, May 14, 2004.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    hey guys, in trying to get a windows 2k machine to connect and use the internet through our network, ive inadvertantly set the machine to require the user password (in this case admin) for logging onto the machine. can anyone tell me how to get in and alter this setting? given that i dont actually KNOW the admin p/word.

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  2. Fergal1982

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    ok, not quite so urgent now - made a guess at the p/word and was right. however, for future reference, any advice would be appreciated

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  3. AJ

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    Sorry Fergal not with you, do you mean change the Administrator password when your not him or something else :wink:
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    more or less. the machine uses the admin acc as the only acc on the pc. daft i know, but not my pc - im just fixing things with it. but if i accidently set the machine to require logon and p/word to get into windows, and the admin is the only acc on the machine, how do i get past that in order to revert the problem?

    also - what is the default admin password for windows? or isnt there one?

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  5. AJ

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    Ok first thing make a new user known to the IT dept, member of the administrators group. Then whatever happens you can get in either locally or over the network. Oh and do that for the user and re-name the Administrators account

    There is no default windows password as on install you are asked for an Administrators p/w.

    As to if this happens again then you will have to look on the net for the answer as I don't feel it appropriate to post that here.

    HTH
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    cool, how DO you log in as a user over a network? can you use telnet?
     
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  7. AJ

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    you can use telnet

    If it is a domain and your are a member of the administrators group you can just use the run command \\ComputerName\C$

    If it is a workgroup then you must have accounts on both machines and use the same command. So much for having to leave your chair to goto machines. :D
     
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  8. Fergal1982

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    lol indeed - we just have a workgroup at the moment - 3 pc's through a router. what do we need / how do we set up a domain, and what are the advantages?

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  9. Jakamoko
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    Workgroups are generally small and fairly easily managed (apart from you have to have identical accounts on all machines for all users to access each machine if need be) but offer limited security and flexibility.

    Domains offer infinitely superior security, scalability and administration, but require more thought and planning to implement. Obviously you need at least one Domain Controller, which is generally one of the first servers you install, then promote to DC. Then users may login to any machine as themselves and access network resources, and administration is centralised almost completely.

    That is a bit like saying "Lord of the Rings" is about a few goblins and trolls, but it gives you an idea of the differences, Fergal.

    HTH (but prob doesn't)
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  10. Fergal1982

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    lol erm.................. well its a little bit of an insight - im still working on A+, think its gonna take a while before i fully understand networks!

    Thanks ANyway
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  11. Phoenix
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    lol if its gonna be a while before you learn networks its gonna be a WHILE before you understand domains
    i think its safe to say hardly any of us fully understand the complexity of modern domain structures! (they are vast beasts with the scalability to span planets it seems)
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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    C'mon Phoenix - don't scare the poor guy off just yet :(
     
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  13. AJ

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    An I thought Phoenix was the man to make things simple :?
     
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  14. Fergal1982

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  15. Phoenix
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    lol @ you guys :)
    now i never said i couldnt make domains simple did i :)
     
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