Active
Password Changer

User's Guide

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Product Overview

Active@ Password Changer DOS-based solution designed for resetting local user password and account attributes on Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 2003 / 2008 and Windows 7 / 8 systems in case of Administrator’s password is forgotten, lost or user account has been blocked, disabled or locked out. You do not need to re-install and reconfigure operating system in this case. With Active@ Password Changer you can log in as a particular user with empty password. Active@ Password Changer also provides the ability to manage with days and times of the week that the user account is permitted to log on to the computer, which is useful for preventing the logging on for account you choose (or remove that kind of prohibition). For example, you can define in what hours your child can logon to the computer.

This software has simple FDISK-like user interface, supports multiple hard disk drives, is able to detect several SAM databases (in case if multiple OS were installed on one volume) and pick up the right one before starting recovery process. List of local users is displayed, you should choose the one to reset password or parameters. It can reset User is Disabled flag, Account is locked out flag, User must change password flag and sets Password never expires to avoid possible user blocking after password has been reset.

Demo version allows you to detect proper SAM database, view the user list and particular user attributes.

Commercial version actually resets passwords and changes attributes. FAT and NTFS file systems are supported.

Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 2003 / 2008 and Windows 7/8 operating systems are supported for password recovery, new 64-bit MS Windows operational systems are supported as well.

MS-DOS, PC- DOS, DR- DOS, FreeDOS, OpenDOS – any DOS can be a running environment.

User's Guide for DOS version

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