Unlock password via Registry RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • All,

    I am wondering if there is a "flag" or something I can clear in the registry to show a local admin account as unlocked. Situation is I know the password, but someone else locked it out on accident. I just want to unlock it. NOT reset that password.

    Is there a setting in the registry to close a locked out account? I have already restored the SAM and SECURITY files via a BartPE disk and have access to the local registry via BartPE as well. Just need to know what clear to clear.

    Response ASAP would be much appreciated.

    Thank you

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:50 AM

All replies

  • mds6901 - Is the machine in the workgroup that you are talking about...

    this link might help you :



    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:15 PM
  • Hi,

    If you have a software assurance contract you can download the MDOP DART tool.
    With the locksmith feature you can reset an account that automaticly will unlock the account asswel.

    If you do not have a SA contract you can use this live cd to unlock a user.

    just burn it to cd or floppy. boot it.
    And then you can unlock your account(mostly a reset is the best option).

    Kind Regards

    IM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:23 PM
  • if you don't have software assurance contract, you can use hiren's boot cd.






    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:35 PM
  • All this is a machine in a domain. Specific admins have control over specific machines within their respective OU. This is machine is in another OU that I do not control. I am trying to login, but they have a different admin password than I do.

    Hiren's and other live CD's are not an option. This laptop is encrypted. I can use BartPE as I am able to inject a tool that lets me unlock the hard drive for copying and editing purposes. However, I can edit the registry by loading the local hives once I unlock the encrpyted disc. So all the standard password unlock tools will do me no good.

    I manually would need to unlock this account via the registry now that I have the correct admin password provided by their OU admins.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:03 AM
  • i will work on this and let you know soon..
    Regards, h9ck3r.
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:23 AM