user forgot password to domain user account

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by inenewbl, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. inenewbl

    inenewbl Guest

    Hi all. I have a user who is now overseas carrying office notebook. She could
    not login as she forgot her domain account password. Since her notebook is
    not physically in my office network, is there anyway that we can try to get
    her login to her domain account? Or the way only to access the notebk is by
    logging in using the local account? Thks in advance.
    inenewbl, Sep 9, 2008
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  2. Hello inenewbl,

    Without connection to the domain, no way to reset the domain user password.
    Maybe you can use a VPN connection to your domain if you have RRAS running
    on a member server. Otherwise she has to remember or use a local account
    if one exist.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Sep 9, 2008
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  3. I assume you mean to log on locally on the box so she can log on to it
    and use it (without connecting to the network)? If so - no. There's no
    way to remotely set it back to some password. She'd have to connect to
    the corp net once you changed the password.

    The only thing right now is using a local user account on the notebook.


    Florian Frommherz [MVP], Sep 9, 2008
  4. If she doesn't have access to your domain, there is nothing you can do.
    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], Sep 9, 2008
  5. inenewbl

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    Do you have a local account that is workstation local administrator?

    ...and what OS, XPP or Vista?
    kj [SBS MVP], Sep 9, 2008
  6. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Sep 10, 2008
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