mikefletcher85 Posted January 24, 2013 Share Posted January 24, 2013 I am attempting to build a USB bootable toolkit to use at work. At this point we are using Hirens but really only use it for Ghost and the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. I already have Ghost working (that was a piece of cake), but now I am trying to find something similar to the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor that will work in a WinPE 3.0 environment. From my understanding that tool just edits the Windows registry to Clear passwords and Re-enable accounts. Would it be possible to do this from WinPE? We occasionally come across PC's where the user attempted to log in too many times with the wrong password and locks their local account. Usually we would just log in as Administrator but a new rule that came down from above disabled the Administrator account. So when we run into these PC's we boot Hirens and run the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, log in as Administrator, then reset the user's password. Some times we run into an older PC that used a different password for Administrator then our current standard so we would just use Offline NT Password & Registry Editor and clear (and enable) the Administrator account to do what we need to. Any know of a tool (or a manual way) to Clear passwords and Re-enable accounts from within WinPE 3.0? Most of the host machines are Windows 7 now, with just a few left on XP. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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