How to login in windows XP without having user's password

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by xmmms, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. xmmms

    xmmms MDL Novice

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    Hello,
    I am an administrator of win XP machine with more users and I need to login as a different user without knowing his password. Is there any easy way to do it? Like in linux, root can login as any user using su command - no password needed.
     
  2. sebus

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  3. xmmms

    xmmms MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to disable user's password temporarily so the user can login without password and then switch this back on without changing the password?
     
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  5. xmmms

    xmmms MDL Novice

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    Thank you. Both solutions are very good.

    But is there any non-thirdparty solution like disabling password or something else? This is based on the fact that I am the Administrator and I should be given the ability to login as any user in the system without needing the password.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Not in Windows, unless I remember what I used, the simple answer is NO (you might be what you want, no matter)

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    sebus MDL Guru

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    True, but if the user asks the question like that, it is unlikely (s)he will be able to rename sam database, reset the pass, reset it back after

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  9. oblus

    oblus MDL Novice

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    ntpasswd never let me down ;]