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Forgotten my password - need help breaking it

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rugbyjack2005, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    I want to do away with my VPS and use a server i have sitting in the cupboard, the only trouble is i have forgotten the password. Normally i would just format the hardrive and start again but i have lost the serial number to Windows 2008 R2 and don't fancy paying £500 for a new license. Any ideas how i can break the passoword to save buying a new license?
     
  2. StevenJones

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    So if I get this correctly you need the password of your VPS? Why not go to your hosting company and ask for a password reset.
     
  3. rugbyjack2005

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    No, nothing to do with the VPS. This is a seperate server I have in front of me that i want to start using instead of a VPS.

    I can't log in to the server in front of me because i have forgotten the password as i haven't used it in 2 years
     
  4. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    Windows 2008 R2 username and password
     
  5. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    Just to be clear, it is my server that i have in my office that i have forgotten the username and password to and would like a tool that can break the password. Nothing illegal, no serial cracks for MS or anything. I want to break the password so i don't have to format it as that would require buying another license for Windows 2008 R2 which is expensive
     
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    There's a program out there which allows you to see all passwords saved on a computer and it boots like windows would do. Though I forgot the name, maybe try googling it? :/
     
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    try ophcrack OPHCRACK , if you don't have have luck with that try cain & abel or john the ripper

    OR search for ultimatbootcd , ubcd4win , seclists org
     
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  8. SebastianG

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    Hiren Boot CD is exactly what you need. http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk download the iso, burn it to a disk or USB drive. Boot up from the hiren stick or USB drive, inside them you'll have a menu with different anti-virus, disck checks, dozens of software, it shouldn't be of much hassle to find the one for the password reset. I've used the software on various computers myself, it works like a charm THOUGH:

    You won't be able to recover the password, it's probably encrypted you can either REMOVE or CHANGE the password.

    Let me know if you need additional help or if it worked. Cheers
     
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  9. JeanFonseca

    JeanFonseca Newbie

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    Indeed, cain & abel will do the job. Worked for alot of my lost passwords =)
     
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    OPHCrack is the one I meant!
    OP use this :)
     
  11. Techxan

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    Well, try this, from:http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2008/1334232047




    Reset forgotten windows server 2008 administrator password with bat script
    This section show how to write a bat script to reset a lost password without old password. Step by step guide as follow:

    • 2.1 Download a windows pe live cd from Microsfot official site and create a windows pe boot disk.
    • 2.2 Boot the lock server from windows pe boot disk.
    • 2.3 Write a bat file like this: net user userName newPassword.
    • 2.4 Edit windows server registry to make bat file be executed when windows start up.
    • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
      \Group Policy\State\Machine\Scripts\Startup]

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
      \Group Policy\State\Machine\Scripts\Startup\0\0]
      "Script"="C:\\windows\\system32\\script.vbs" // script file path
      "Parameters"=""
      "ExecTime"=hex(b):db,07,0c,00,03,00,0e,00,00,00,21,00,13,00,1f,00
      "LastPolicyTime"=dword:00fd86f8
    • 2.5 Reboot windows server computer and login with new password.
    • 2.6 Delete bat file and remove bat file boot key from registry.


    OR
    Reset (recover) lost windows server 2008 local or domain password with password software.

    This way show the easiest and fast way to reset a forgotten password to a user without old password and other administrator.

    • 3.1 Download a windows server 2003/2008 password recovery program, and install it. Spower Windows Password Reset Special (SWPRS) is reliable and effective password recovery software that can help to recover (reset) a lost local and domain password on windows server 2000/2003/2008.
    • Download Spower Windows Password Reset Special.
    • 3.2 Create a windows server password recovery disk with SWPRS. Insert USB flash drive or CD/DVD disc and then click the burn button to make a bootable password disk.
    • 3.3 Boot the locked server computer from windows server password recovery disk.
    • 3.4 Reset a new password to local or domain user. Select a user from list and click the reset button to reset its password. Note: The domain users will not appear on the list, unless the administrator account. If want to reset password for command domain user, use the Add User Button to add it to list, and then reset it password.
     
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    Thanks, that's helpful. Don't i need a boot CD though which i don't have :( ?
     
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    Make one, lol?
     
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    Try booting Hiren't Boot CD with a flash drive. Most BIOS's can boot flash USB's too.
     
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    I downloaded this but this is just a download manager, it isn't a boot drive right?
     
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    The dvd drive on the server is not working. When i put a bootable disk in, it doesn't boot. I am guesing that once I can get into the machine, I can run a driver update and get it working. I therefore need to put the password breaker onto a USB. Do you get bootable and non bootable USB drivers or is it just a case of putting the boot files on there if they aren't already?
     
  18. rugbyjack2005

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    Thanks but to do this i need to get into the machine which i can't do without a password. It needs to be on a bootable disk
     
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    Wait wait wait, is there a password on WINDOWS or on the BIOS? if it's the BIOS you're basically screwed and formatting the HDD is completely useless. if It's on the windows, just get a bootable drive from your normal computer, connect it in, look it up on google it's not a big deal. Either that or make a USB drive, they have instructions on their website but it's some-what more complicated than doing the CD.
     
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    The password is on Windows, not the bios. Fortunately i never set a password on the BIOS. How can i connect another computer up to it when i can't get into the machine?