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Project Release Information

2002-05-13 23:19
Only writing back files that have actually changed, fixes for the logic when encountering blank passwords (it was bad, often breaking the password entry and making it impossible to log in), and better floppy drivers.

Project Resources

http://freecode.com/urls/7c54384a032a9cf4aa62ff251d08b12e
http://freecode.com/projects/chntpw

Project Description

chntpw is a Linux utility to (re)set the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your WinNT or Win2000 system, by modifying the crypted password in the registry's SAM file. You do not need to know the old password to set a new one. It works offline (i.e., you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a linux floppy disk). The bootdisk includes stuff to access NTFS partitions and scripts to glue the whole thing together. This utility works with SYSKEY and includes the option to turn it off. A bootdisk image is provided.