A windows administrator account is a user account that gives full access to the machine. It is by far the No. 1 target for someone trying to gain illegal access to your network and resource. So Administrators should change administrator password frequently to avoid unauthorized access to the domain or desktop machine.
Then something bad happens. Password can be easily forgotten or lost. If you forgot windows administrator password, how could you break windows password and gain access to your admin account?
Ways for breaking windows administrator password from DOS command prompt
1. Login as administrator or user account that has administrator privileges.
2. Click Start -> Run
3. Type "CMD"
4. Then the DOS shell screen will appear like below, Type "net user username password/domain" into the command prompt.
Replace username with the user account you login and the password with the new password you want to assign to that account. /domain is optional. If you are in a domain, specify the domain otherwise leave it.
5. Once you click "Enter", your password will be changed, like the example, the administrator will change the password of the user Michelle to 123456.
NOTE: If you do not have administrator rights on the machine, you will get the error message stating "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."
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