Can not reset admin password under safe mode due to password policy?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by john, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. john

    john Guest

    Hi, all.

    I'll have to log into the default administrator account, because I can not
    do anything under the current standard user account status. I went to the
    safe mode, and tried to log into the admin account, but the password is
    forgotten. I built the reset password USB disk under the account before. Now
    I follow the instructions for resetting the password. However, the window
    popped up, and it said "ineffective password, the password length is too
    short, or ca not conform to the password policy. I've tried passwords of
    different lengths, such as 3,6,8,16, 20. All tempts have been failed. What
    can I do now to reset the password or change the policy?

    PS. I am using Vista home basic, many operations can not be done under this
    version I think.
    john, Jan 22, 2010
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  2. john

    Oceana Guest

    Hello John,

    Like I mentioned with Gil Graf above this message, try this:

    In the elevated command prompt, type
    net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter

    Oceana, Feb 3, 2010
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