February 17, 2003, 12:00 AM — 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