Archive for October, 2012

How to Break Domain Controller Password without Logging In

October 4th, 2012 by Admin

Forgot domain administrator password and couldn’t log on your domain controller? This is the most common password problems that many network administrators and system administrators face when dealing with domain controller. Here we’ll show you an easy way to break domain controller password quickly and easily.

Reset Windows Password is the powerful utility which enables you to break domain controller password on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000. This utility works offline, that means you need to shut down your computer and boot off your computer using a CD or USB stick.

How this software works?

Windows Active Directory stores the domain user passwords and other account information in a file called NTDS.dit. This file can be usually found in:\windows\ntds. This file is a part of Active Directory database and remains inaccessible as long as the domain controller is running. Hence, it is necessary that you boot off your computer and access this NTDS.dit file via the boot disk. This tool intelligently gains access to this file and will reset/change the password associated with administrator or any other domain user account.

How to break domain controller password without logging in?

The steps involves burning a Live CD on another accessible computer, and then boot up your domain controller with the Live CD so you can break domain controller without even logging in.

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file and you’ll get a ResetWindowsPwd.iso file.
  2. Burn the ISO image file to a blank CD using any burning program (we recommend BurnCDCC) that can burn ISO images.
  3. After you have the Live CD, bring it to boot off your domain controller whose password you want to break. You’ll see that the computer will load some files inside the Live CD and launch the Reset Windows Password utility.
  4. Click on the Reset Active Directory Password option, then choose the Active Directory ntds.dit database file from the drop-down list. It will display the domain user accounts and you can find which account is password-protected, locked out or disabled.
  5. Choose a user account and then click on the Reset Password button, it will break your domain account and change the forgotten/unknown password to a new one: Password123.
  6. Now remove the Live CD and restart the computer, you can then log in to your domain user account with the new password.

With the Live CD you can also use it to reset local admin/user passwords on Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. It’s a must-have Live CD for network administrators and system administrators.

How to Crack PST Password if You Forgot It

October 4th, 2012 by Admin

When you lost or forgot Outlook PST password, it means that you are not able to open Outlook and read email from the protected PST file. To explain, the PST file is used by Outlook to hold all of your emails, appointments and contacts in Outlook. You can copy the file to another computer or a USB drive, but when trying to import the file onto a fresh install of Outlook, a window will pop up asking you to enter the PST password.

It is good practice to set up a password to prevent unauthorized access to your PST file, but we often forgot the password for various reasons. Here I’ll show you an easy way to crack PST password if you forgot it. Outlook Password Recovery is the best PST password cracker which allows you to crack PST password in seconds on all versions of Outlook files.

How to Crack PST Password if You Forgot It?

  1. Download and install Outlook Password Recovery program on your computer.
  2. Launch the program and then click on the Unlock PST File button.
  3.  On the pop-up dialog, locate your Outlook PST file and then click on the Open button. If you don’t know where the PST file is located, please refer to this article: Introduction to Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst)
  4. Your Outlook PST password will be cracked and recovered immediately.

After cracking, you can use the recovered password to open your password-protected PST file in Outlook. The method works on PST files created in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 and 98. Happy cracking!

Reset Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server Virtual Machine

October 3rd, 2012 by Admin

Looking for some assistance and advice on resetting admin password on a Windows 2008 server virtual machine. This virtual machine has a legit client access license but hasn’t been used for ages and I’ve now forgotten the password. How can I reset the admin password without creating a new VM machine?

Forgot local admin or domain user password on Windows 2008 Server Virtual Machine? If you can’t restore your virtual machine from a snapshot with a known password, you’ll lose access to all files and data in your virtual machine. Here we’re going to show you how to reset both local admin and domain admin passwords on Windows 2008 Server virtual machine.

How to Reset Admin Password on Windows 2008 Server Virtual Machine?

All you need to do is to get the CD ISO image of Reset Windows Password tool, set your virtual machine to boot from CD/DVD ISO image and the Windows password reset utility inside the ISO image allows you to reset Windows local/domain user passwords easily!

  1. Download the Reset Windows Password tool onto the desktop of your host OS. Unzip the download file you’ll get the ResetWindowsPwd.iso image file.
  2. Set your virtual machine to boot from the ISO image file. The detailed instructions depends on what virtual PC software you are using: Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware Workstation, or others.
  3. After booting, the virtual machine will load the Windows PE operating system inside the ISO image and launch the Reset Windows Password tool.

  4. You can reset both Windows local account password and domain password easily. While resetting your forgotten Windows Server 2008 password, the program will also unlock/enable the user account in the background if it is locked out or disabled.
    • Reset Windows Server 2008 Local Admin Password

      Simply select the Windows SAM registry hive from the list, the program will display a list of Windows local user accounts. Choose the administrator account and click Reset Password button. It will remove your forgotten password instantly.

    • Reset Windows Server 2008 Domain Admin Password

      Simply select the Active Directory database file (ntds.dit), the program will list all domain accounts for your Windows Server 2008 domain controller. Select the administrator account and click the Reset Password button, the password will be changed to Password123.

  5. Click the Restart button to restart the virtual machine and set your virtual machine to boot from hard drive, you can then log into Windows Server 2008 successfully.

Additionally, you can use this method to reset admin password on any operating system running in a virtual environment, including Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2008/2003/2000.

How to Bypass Windows Logon Password in 3 Steps

October 2nd, 2012 by Admin

Have you forgot your XP, Vista or Windows 7 logon password? Sure, there are a few workarounds to access your account using some password cracking software but they are time consuming and boring as you need to go through a long procedure. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to bypass Windows logon password in just 3 steps. The procedure is quick and easy.

How to Bypass Windows Logon Password in 3 Steps?

1. Download the Reset Windows Password CD-ISO ZIP file (It’s about 28.1 Mb) and extract it to get the ISO file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn the ISO file to a CD/DVD to create a bootable CD/DVD. You can also burn the ISO on to a USB flash drive using ISO2Disc tool.

2. Before inserting the CD/DVD make sure that you have made necessary changes to boot priority setting in the BIOS so that you can boot from CD/DVD. Insert the CD/DVD into the optical drive and restart your machine. After a while you will see the following screen of Reset Windows Password utility.

3. Choose your Windows SAM registry file from the drop-down list, the program will display all user accounts inside the SAM file. Select an account and then click on the Reset Password button to remove your forgotten Windows logon password.

Take out the CD/DVD and restart the computer, you can then log on to Windows with a blank password. That’s it!

How to Recover Thunderbird Password

October 1st, 2012 by Admin

There might be times when you have lost or forgotten the email account password in Mozilla Thunderbird. Thunderbird, like most other email clients, allows you to save your email password so you can check your mailbox without entering the password every time you launch Thunderbird. It is a great convenience but also let you tend to forget the password remembered by Thunderbird.

Forgot Thunderbird password? What if you want to use the email account on another computer or a mobile? Also the saved password will be erased after reinstalling. Is there a way to recover the lost or forgotten email password in Thunderbird? Here we’ll show you how to recover email account logins and passwords from Mozilla Thunderbird with Email Password Recovery program.

How to Recover Thunderbird Password?

  1. Launch the Email Password Recovery program.
  2. Click the Start Recovery button, a drop-down list will appear which displays all supported email clients.
  3. Select the Mozilla Thunderbird Password option from the list.

    Email Password Recovery

  4. The program will instantly decrypt and recover email account logins and passwords stored by your Thunderbird email client.

With Email Password Recovery program you can also recover email account passwords from many other email client applications, including Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Opera Mail, Gmail Notifier, Eudora, Incredimail, Reach-a-Mail, The Bat!, PocoMail, Becky! Internet Mail, Phoenix Mail, Ipswitch IMail Server, Pegasus Mail, etc.