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Re: Syskey on Win2k
From: "Pez Mohr" <boredMDer74 () msn com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 20:23:33 -0500
James Kelly wrote:
I may be wrong in this, but im pretty sure from previous "exercises"
that you can't copy the sam data when windows is running. It can be
accessed however, when you have admin writes. Which gives LC4 access
to the data, and as far as the technet claim, I have seen in my own
personal experience, LC4 get passwords in minutes. If it does have to
bruteforce, this takes considerably longer...
Ah, yes, sorry about that. The SAM is indeed locked while Windows is running
because it is in use. However, the hashes can be dumped by a tool such as
pwdump or such, and LC4 (and previous versions) also allowed the SAM
information to be extracted. How, I don't know.
Again, sorry, just a memory lapse. Been a while since I needed to grab the
SAM out of a 2k environment... (although this holds true for XP as well,
being locked while Windows is up...whatever)
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