What tools can I use to crack or replace the passwords on a Windows 2000 machine?
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There are a number of tools ranging from freeware to commercial software.
- John the Ripper
- Emergency Boot CD: This CD contains a number of utilities, including password recovery and cracking tools.
- Offline NT Password and Registry Editor
- Login Recovery
- Ultimate BootCD
If you are starting to get the feel that Windows passwords aren't that secure, especially if one manages to get physical access to the box, you are correct.