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    Locked out of all Domain Administrator accounts on Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

    Update/new challenge (and appreciate you taking time to read this)….long story short: Was able to bring up the command prompt at the Ease of Access button (described here: https://www.howtogeek.com/106333/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-domain-admin-password-on-server-2008-r2/), and unlocked the...
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    Locked out of all Domain Administrator accounts on Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

    Anytime I've tried to access the NT Offline password changer (from Hirens or other boot cds), I get a "Kernel panic" error and it won't start. Do you know another way to get into this utility, or how to fix the Kernel panic error? I don't know of a way to access this from the DC.
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    Locked out of all Domain Administrator accounts on Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

    Thanks for the reply. My challenge is that the local admin account is disabled (by design, since this is a secured system). I'm not sure the NT Offline password reset tool will be able to enable the local admin account?
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    Locked out of all Domain Administrator accounts on Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

    Thanks in advance for your time. I have been unsuccessfully trying to backdoor back into my domain controller (Win Server 2008 R2), but maybe there's a utility or solution I haven't tried yet. Both mine and my backup admin's domain admin accounts are locked out (with no timeout, as this is a...
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    Access Denied (Error 5) when trying to start Windows Event Log service

    Hi there, thanks for your time. I found an article that mentioned to rename the file extensions for "application.evtx, system.evtx, and security.evtx (all located under C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs), then restart the Windows Event Log service. I attempted this while booted into Safe Mode and...
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    Access Denied (Error 5) when trying to start Windows Event Log service

    Thanks in advance for your assistance. I have a weekly requirement to view and clear the Windows Security Logs on my hardened Windows 7 computer. This has been working fine up until last week. When I open up my saved EventViewer.mmc console, I receive the following error: "Event Log Service is...
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