I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password.
I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) and then back into hard drive boot so I can use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). However, my most recent attempts where to use the following:
At /mnt/Windows/System32/config -> I use chntpw -u Administrator SAM and tried to use option 2... This was edit/set new user password and it failed. Secondly I tried to blank out the password (Option 1) completely, this appeared to have worked, but unfortunately I get an error when trying to connect via RDC saying invalid password. After much research I realized that often remote connections are unable to use blank passwords.
So, I thought I'd go back onto SSH and edit the password to become un-blank, and see if that worked again. But I get this error: "Sorry, unable to edit since password seems blank already (thus no space for it)" and it asks me to login with no password.
I am looking to either A) Set a new password, or B) Just get the damn admin account accessible again via RDC. Thanks for the help in advance.