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Windows 7: Need to bypass 'Your password has expired' using recovery CLI prompt


08 Oct 2011   #1

32-bit windows 7 professional SP1
 
 
Need to bypass 'Your password has expired' using recovery CLI prompt

Hello,

I have a Windows 7 Professional O.S. running on an OptiPlex 760 desktop. When I turn the machine on, it begins to load Windows 7 and gets to a screen asking me to reset my password. "Your password has expired and must be changed." There is 1 blank entry box for my account password, a 2nd for the new password, and a third to confirm the new password.

When I try and update the password, it says "Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied." I can not get around this update password box. It even appears when I try and go into safe mode.
I do not have my administrative account visible, it is hidden.

Is there a way using the system recovery disk, or through Safe Mode recovery options recovery tools, where I can get to the command prompt where I can do the following?

From the CLI I would like to be able to either remove that user account password, or at least change and update that password so that I can log on.

Maybe even make my administrator account visible from the CLI, but I don't think I would get to the user accounts page that shows all the users at once at this point. So I really need to change that password.

Incidentally, that user account is a standard account with NO account password, and it is set to auto-login.

ANOTHER idea is that from the CLI instead of resetting the user password, I could go in and disable the feature that asks me to change my password because it has expired. Is there a way to do either of these?

Any other suggestions?

Thank you.

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08 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is you computer on a network?
Try this, from the Cmd Prompt/admin type in sfc /scannow and let us know what you get.
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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Marcus Aurelius - Did you ever find a way around this issue? I am having the same issue with a PC and need to find out if it has been compromised. Any help would be appreciated!
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20 Apr 2012   #4

32-bit windows 7 professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robocox View Post
Marcus Aurelius - Did you ever find a way around this issue? I am having the same issue with a PC and need to find out if it has been compromised. Any help would be appreciated!
Hello,
I can't remember the situation lol. I think I downloaded a password blanker resetter from here and it worked like a charm.
pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista Change Password / Registry Editor / Boot CD * * * * (c) 1998-2007 Petter Nordahl-Hagen

(Method Three)
Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Good Luck
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