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  • tlove1966

    Let’s start off by saying I’m a newbie…yeah, I probably shouldn’t have touched anything!

    I’ve been on the job for 7 days. I have no one here to assist me with the job, because the person I replaced is on maternity leave and isn’t available to help. So I’m flying by the seat of my pants, and have screwed up good.

    I was going through and disabling inactive accounts yesterday, and without realizing what I was doing (yes, I’m a moron) I disabled the account of the guy who’s log on they use to work on the server (Active Directory etc.)

    I came in this morning to give myself full access so that I can make changes to people’s network drives from my own machine, and found that when I tried to invoke ADUC I got a message that said logon failed…after researching and freaking out I realized that it was this guy’s account that was used to access AD. You would think that using the ‘run as’ would solve the problem by using the Adminstrator password…well, it doesn’t recognize any of the passwords that I’ve been given.

    So what I want to do is change the Administrator password (without restarting the machine). It’s on an AS400 server. Is there some way of doing this? I’m at a complete loss. I read about your tool, but as I said, I’d prefer not to restart the machine. The drive is nearly full, so I cannot install Win2k on another partition…

    Oh please help.

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