Forgotten Password Wizard recovers passwords on Windows XP or Server 2003 machines

Did you know that recovering a lost password for a local account on a

Windows XP (Professional or Home Edition) or Windows Server 2003 machine

is now possible with a new feature called the Forgotten Password Wizard?

This lightly publicized feature of Windows XP and Server 2003 may make

your job as an administrator a little easier.

Before this new feature can be useful, you must create a Password Reset

Disk (PRD) before you forget the password. To create the PRD, you can

open the Forgotten Password Wizard by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL, selecting

Change Password from the Windows Security dialog box, and then pressing

the Backup button. Note however that the Backup button is only available

if you select the local machine from in the

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