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How do I replace a forgotten password?


I have lost my password for my network server that is running windows NT. Is there any way to get by this without reloading the system.


This question was answered on April 3, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You shouldn't have to reload your system to correct this problem As a matter of fact it probably won't help you much Your network user profile and password are part of a directory database stored on one or more network servers They wouldn't be effected by the reinstallation of the operating system on one client computer

You will however want to talk to your network administrator, they will probably have to delete your current password and assign you a temporary one until you can log in and change to one of your own It's a common occurance on a network, and one that your administrator will be happy to correct as apposed to a user putting it on a post it note and sticking it to their monitor like a lot of people do.

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Posted by Michael of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 3, 2001