Paul Jakma wrote:
> the admin dept. at a certain company well known to me (hint) are rather
> fearful of anything that isn't NT.
>> anway, a colleague of mine who has a habit of changing/deleting things
> (especially when he doesn't know what they do), changed the name of
> computer. Of course it being part of an NT domain, once you change the
> name you can't login anymore.
...unless you change the machine account name on the domain controller. Had to
do it for my Dad's office when the company who set up the network, after being
told this is X persons machine, this is Y's, name them Office1 Office2 etc. He
also got me to install Linux on his machine, cause he was sick of NT's crashing
and GUI, and wanted a nice stable command line. My Dad rocks.
> so a chappy from the admin dept. came down. he looked at it. tried his
> admin password, and it didn't work - my colleague had changed the admin
> password to something he couldn't remember anymore!
> the chap from admin went off and came back with a "NT rescue disk" and
> stuck it in the machine and powered it on. the machine started booting
> off the floppy and what came up on the screen:
> Loading Linux.....
Yeah, that sums up my experience with NT administrators - don't label disks,
don't read disk labels.
I think I'll have to start making Linux install disks, name them "Emergency
Repair Disk" and leave them lying around the place *hehehe*
> the "NT rescue disk" was in fact a linux boot floppy that runs a script
> which lets prompts for the partition of the NT system, which password
> you want changed to what. and voila...
Any chance of a copy? Says a lot for NT's C2 security doesn't it?
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