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RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K
From: James Kelly <jim () essistants com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 20:02:13 -0500
Just for your info, there is a thing such as .SAM files, MS office uses
them extensively, what they do for office I don't know. Also
lmhosts.sam is located in the system32\drivers folder. As you probably
know its just the sample lmhosts file. But in the sense you were
talking about, your correct.
From: H C [mailto:keydet89 () yahoo com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 10:01 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K
For the sake of accuracy:
However, the easiest is to crack the .SAM file.
"Easiest" is relative. I'd go w/ the Linux bootdisk
and utility to change the password.
Also, there is no such thing as a ".SAM" file...it's
If your admins are usless you may be lucky and find
backup copy in the repair folder (c:\WINNT\repair)
Denigrating the admins aside, the backup copy of the
SAM is just that...a backup copy. If the passwords on
the local system are changed, but the repair disk
utility isn't run, the backup will be completely
useless to you. The backup copy of the SAM isn't
backed up automatically...you have to run the rdisk
For this you will need a copy of NTFSDOS (I'm
the file system is NTFS)
While this is one way to do it, the Linux bootdisk is
freely available, easy to make, and results in local
Administrator access much quicker than trying to crack
the SAM file that may not even include a current
Just an FYI...
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RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Harris Samuel W PORT (Feb 04)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Chris Berry (Feb 04)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Mike Heitz (Feb 05)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Chris Berry (Feb 05)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K H C (Feb 05)
- Re: Unwanted programs on Win2K, (continued)
Re: Unwanted programs on Win2K Gedi (Feb 05)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Tim Donahue (Feb 05)
RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K Tim Donahue (Feb 07)
- RE: Unwanted programs on Win2K James Kelly (Feb 06)