Reset Windows Password:
restore previously modified passwords
Choosing roll-back file
If for whatsoever reason you need to undo (i.e. restore) the password that was reset or modified earlier, on the second step of the Wizard, provide the application with the *.puc file with undo sessions. Activate the type of the password to be restored: regular SAM account password, Active Directory or DSRM password. After that, select the date when the change was made.
Restoring previously modified password
On the last step, the application will offer you to review the details of the undo session; please pay close attention to the last three items:
- Account to be managed.
- Data to be restored. That's the data you have modified at some point.
- Whether or not this undo session has been used already.
Let's review this situation for an example:
A computer security expert needs to logon to Windows under a certain account. The password for that account is unknown. At the same time, the account password must remain unmodified.
Here is the routine:
- Run Reset Windows Password, select the corresponding account and reset its password. At the same time, save the undo session to a *.puc file (the application will prompt you to do that when you modify the password).
- Close Reset Windows Password and start Windows. Logon under the modified account with the blank password. Do what you need under that account.
- Now you need to restore the old account password. For that purpose, reboot once again and launch Reset Windows Password. On the main menu, select 'Restore previously modified password or data', enter path to the undo file where you have saved the changes you had made. Move on to the third step and make sure that this is the account you need. Click on the <<Restore>> button, and the old password will be restored.