Archive for February, 2013

How to Change or Reset DSRM Administrator Password

February 28th, 2013 by Admin

DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) is a boot mode on a domain controller for repairing and restoring Active Directory data. To boot your computer into DSRM mode, you need to know the DSRM administrator password, which is set during the process of promoting member server to a domain controller. There’s a chance you could forget your DSRM administrator password because it’s so rarely used. In this tutorial we’re going to explain how to change or reset the DSRM administrator password on Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 and 2000.

Change or Reset the DSRM Administrator Password

If you can log on domain controller using the domain administrator account, you can use the NT Directory Services utility (Ntdsutil.exe) to change the DSRM administrator password. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the domain controller using an account with administrative rights.
  2. Go to Start | Run, type cmd, and press [Enter].
  3. At the command prompt, type cd %SystemRoot%\System32,and press [Enter].
  4. Type ntdsutil, and press [Enter].
  5. Type set dsrm password, and press [Enter].
  6. At the DSRM command prompt, you can reset the password for either the server on which you’re working or for another server. For the former, type reset password on server null, and enter the new password when prompted. (No characters will appear when you type the password.)
    To reset the password for another server, type reset password on server <servername> (where <servername> is the DNS name for the server in question), and enter the new password when prompted. (No characters will appear when you type the password.)
  7. At the DSRM command prompt, type q to exit.
  8. At the Ntdsutil command prompt, type q to exit the utility and return to the command prompt.

Couldn’t Login to Domain Controller?

If you can’t log into domain controller, the trick mentioned above doesn’t work any more! Fortunately there is a professional Windows password cracking utility – Reset Windows Password, which allows you to reset DSRM password easily. Just follow these steps:

  1. You need an alternative computer with internet access to download the Reset Windows Password utility.
  2. Unzip the download file, you’ll get the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file.
  3. Burn the ISO image file to a CD or USB thumb drive using the ISO2Disc tool.
  4. Insert your newly burned CD/USB drive into the domain controller and turn on the computer. Get into the BIOS and change the boot order to set the computer to boot from CD/USB.
  5. Once you’ve gotten it to boot from the CD/USB, the computer will load the system inside the CD/USB drive and launch the Reset Windows Password utility.

    Reset Windows Password

  6. Click on the Reset Local Admin/User Password option, you’ll see the Windows SAM database and local user accounts.
  7. Choose the local administrator account and click on the Reset Password button.
  8. It will remove your forgotten DSRM administrator password immediately.

The DSRM administrator password is a tremendously powerful password, and you should change it at regular intervals, along with all of your other administrative account passwords.

Windows 8 Guide: The Hot Corners

February 27th, 2013 by Admin

Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? If you have, you’ve probably noticed how important the corners are to navigate in Windows 8. The corners on your screen are hot corners and give you access to different Windows features.

Bottom Left-hand corner

The bottom left-hand hot corner of the screen will allow you to access the Start Screen. When you move your mouse cursor to bottom-left corner, it shows you a small Start Screen thumbnail to go to Start Screen. With mouse left click, it toggles between the Desktop (if opened) and new Start Screen (Metro screen). Right-clicking in the left hand corner will bring up new Power User Menu with all admin tools like Device Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, etc.

Top-left corner of the screen

Moving the mouse to the top-left corner and then down will display all the apps running on the computer. Clicking and dragging any of these apps to the left or right-hand side of the screen will snap that app to that side of the screen. Each of these open app icons can also be right-clicked to close or snap.

Right-hand side of the screen

If you move your cursor to top-right corner or bottom-right corner, the new Charms Bar is shown containing direct shortcuts to Search, Share, Start Screen, Device Manager and Settings.

Hot corners make navigating in Windows 8 simpler, and even a little fun!

How to Break Windows 7 Password in Minutes

February 22nd, 2013 by Admin

If you forgot Windows 7 password for the only administrator user on your computer, you can’t login to the system, let alone installing password cracking software on your computer. How to break Windows 7 password?

Basically, you need a second computer to create a password recovery bootdisk, it can be your other PC or a friend’s laptop. Download the Password Recovery Bundle software and it enables you to create a password recovery boot CD easily. Boot your locked computer from this CD and you can break Windows 7 password in minutes. Here is a step-by-step guidance on how to break Windows 7 password when you lost or forgot the administrator password.

How to Break Windows 7 Password?

  1. Use a second computer to download Password Recovery Bundle. Launch the program after installing, and then click on Windows Password button. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a bootable CD.
  2. Once you’ve created the CD, you place the CD into the computer with the forgotten Windows 7 password, and turn on the PC. If your computer does not automatically boot from the CD drive, you may need to change your boot order or use a boot menu to select the CD you want to boot from.
  3. The PC reads the information on the CD and finally start the Reset Windows Password program. It shows a list of user accounts inside the SAM database for your Windows 7 installation.
  4. Highlight a user account that you want to break, and click on Reset Password button. It will remove your lost Windows 7 password associated with that user account. Now restart the computer and you can then log back into Windows 7 with a blank password.

Password Recovery Bundle is a must-have rescue utility to all Windows users, with the helps of this software you can break Windows 7 password in minutes. No matter you are using Windows 8, 7, XP or Vista, this program can work well on it.

How to Retrieve a Lost Windows 7 Password

February 19th, 2013 by Admin

While it is a good practice to change Windows 7 password frequently to avoid the password hacking, we might easily forget it. In such a situation, you might want to use a Windows password recovery application that can help you to retrieve your password back.

I have tested several Windows password recovery tool and it turned out that Password Recovery Bundle 2013 is one of the best cracking utility out there that allows you to retrieve lost Windows 7 password in a matter of minutes.

How to Retrieve a Lost Windows 7 Password?

To get started, you need to find an alternative computer which you can login with administrator user account. Download Password Recovery Bundle on the computer. Launch the program after installing, and then click on Windows Password button. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a bootable CD.

Once you’ve created the CD, you place the CD into the computer with the forgotten Windows 7 password, and turn on the PC. If your computer does not automatically boot from the CD drive, you may need to change your boot order or use a boot menu to select the CD you want to boot from.

The PC reads the information on the CD and finally start the Reset Windows Password program. It shows a list of user accounts inside the SAM database for your Windows 7 installation.

Highlight a user account with the lost password, and click on Reset Password button. It will remove your lost Windows 7 password associated with that user account. Now restart the computer and you can then log back into Windows 7 with a blank password.

Conclusion

Password Recovery Bundle 2013 is a must-have rescue utility to all Windows users, with the helps of this software you can retrieve a forgotten Windows 7 password and regain full control to your machine easily.

Forgot Picture Password in Windows 8? How to Unlock Your Computer

February 18th, 2013 by Admin

Password protecting access to Windows user accounts is now the norm. Windows 8 enables you to protect your account with a picture password. Using a picture password is much more secure than regular alphanumeric password, but it may cause big trouble when you forgot Windows 8 picture password. How to unlock your computer when you forgot picture password in Windows 8?

Luckily picture password is merely a helpful alternative login method rather than something that adds security. Setting up a picture password does not replace your regular alphanumeric password, and on the lock screen itself there is an option to switch back to the standard login option.

So if you forgot picture password, you can choose to unlock your computer using traditional text password or Microsoft Live account. After logging into Windows 8 you can reset the forgotten picture password easily.

Still can’t login using a regular password or Microsoft account? Don’t worry! With Reset Windows Password utility you can easily reset lost or forgotten passwords for Windows 8 local administrator account and Microsoft account. It is 100% safe and will not damage any of the files on your computer. Best of all, Reset Windows Password utility has a very high success rate of 99.8% in resetting your Windows password and supports all versions of Windows. You can unlock any forgotten password on your Windows XP, Vista, NT or Windows 7 desktop computer or Windows 8 laptop.

How to Remove PDF Owner Password When You Forgot It

February 17th, 2013 by Admin

A PDF owner password is the password used to set document restrictions on PDF files. In Adobe Acrobat, the PDF owner password is called the change permissions password. If you forgot PDF owner password, you can’t print, copy or edit the content of your protected PDF file. In such a situation, you might want to use a PDF password remover application that can help you to remove forgotten PDF owner password. And PDF Password Recovery program does exactly that.

How to Remove PDF Owner Password When You Forgot It?

  1. Download and install PDF Password Recovery software on your computer.
  2. Run PDF Password Recovery program, then click the  button to select your password-protected PDF document (*.pdf), then choose the Remove Owner Password option.
    PDF Password Recovery
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. Immediately the tool will decrypt the owner password and remove the security restrictions imposed on it, and a new non-protected copy will be created. You will then be allowed to print, copy, modify the decrypted PDF document without even knowing the password.
    Remove PDF Owner Password

There is no need to worry about forgetting PDF owner password. Just follow the steps above and you can remove PDF owner password quickly and easily!

How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 8

February 17th, 2013 by Admin

Remote Desktop is a handy feature incorporated since Windows XP which allows you to control your computer remotely. But this feature is disabled by default. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to enable remote desktop in Windows 8, so you can then connect to your Windows 8 machine from a remote computer.

How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

Press Windows + R key combination to bring the Run command screen. Type in SystemPropertiesRemote.exe and press Enter.

This will bring up the System Properties screen. Select Allow remote connections to this computer and click OK.

To access the Windows 8 computer remotely, type in mstsc in the Run command screen ( similar to step 1) from a remote computer and type in the IP Address for the Windows 8 PC.

That’s all! The procedure is pretty much the same as it’s been for older versions of Windows. If there’re any issues, please check if remote desktop is blocked by Windows Firewall. Go to Control Panel and click on Windows Firewall. Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall and then scroll down until you see Remote Desktop. Make sure the box is checked.