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Windows 7: Need To Reset Unknown/Forgotten SSH Password

18 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Pro
Need To Reset Unknown/Forgotten SSH Password


I have a Dell E6430 (running Win 7 Pro 64 bit) and Thinkpad T400 (running Win 7 Pro 32 bit). Before I left them to serve overseas I used to be able to network between the two and use BitVise server/client to do Remote Desktop and secure file transfers between them, but since I'm back and reactivating them for use, I found that while my Dell can do those former functions to my Thinkpad just fine, the Thinkpad has somehow lost its ssh password and won't accept the Dell's Bitvise coming in to Remote Desktop or file transfers although under its Network page showing Computer net icons and Media Devices and Network Infrastructure I can see the Dell's network icon, but if I click it a Windows Security box pops up asking for passwords which don't work, whether because I unwittingly changed it long ago or just forgot it.

I applied the Google search remedies as Putty and Copssh and OpenShh but maybe I'm simply using them wrong but none clearly explain how to delete or reset a ssh password that's unknown. I even did minor surgery by the book as OpenShh read me suggests to rewrite its sshd_config file to change availability root access to Yes but no go. I'm afraid to play it by ear any further and maybe risk my regular boot-up password.

Any recommendations most appreciated!


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