Monday, December 12, 2011

Reset lost windows administrator password with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)

Microsoft offers range very useful tools that help you quickly troubleshoot and repair windows based computer system. Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) is one of the such tool which reduce cost and time to recover and repair computer that will not boot. It is combination of several utilities which recovers unbootable windows based desktop. With the use of Locksmith you can reset lost password of windows administrator. This is one of the best method of lost windows password recovery.

Reset windows password with Locksmith : Locksmith Wizard is tool which responsible to reset administrator or user password of windows based computer. To reset your password you did not required to know your current password. It have one restriction that the password which you choose must comply with local Group Policy object (GPO) defines that includes password length and complexity. Use this tool in the event that the password for a local account, such as the local Administrator account, is unknown. This tool cannot set passwords for domain accounts.

Steps To Start DaRT :

1) To use DaRT you first need to create it, first required to use ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard to create the ERD Commander boot media. To start wizard click on Start -- > All Programs ---> Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset --- > ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard.

2) A box will open that will ask to select tools in your boot media.

3) To start DaRT Boot a physical computer by using the ERD Commander boot media.
4) In the final step it will show “System Recovery Options”. You need to select “Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (MSDaRT)”.

5) In the MSDaRT dialog box click on Locksmith.

6) Locksmith will allow you to reset password of any account of your computer. Just select account from drop down list and write new password.

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