NTAccess 1.6

© 1997 - 2008 Dieter Spaar. Last modified 13. June 2008
  1. What it does
  2. Some Details
  3. Supported Systems
  4. What is needed?
  5. How long does it take?
  6. Support
  7. Demo Version
  8. Special Demo Version
  9. Commercial Version
  10. Upgrade for existing Customers
  11. Site Contact
  12. Home

What it does

NTAccess can replace the administrator password of a Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista 32-Bit system by rebooting the computer with a special set of boot disks. This is useful if you forgot the administrator password and cannot access the Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista system.

The Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista version of NTAccess can be loaded directly from the bootable Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista Setup CD-ROM.

Its also possible to create a bootable CD-ROM with NTAccess on it. This way no floppy disk is needed. (Please note that this CD-ROM does not support Windows Vista but for Windows Vista you don't need a floppy disk anyway, you can use an USB Memory Stick to load NTAccess.) Instructions to create the CD-ROM are available on request.

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Some Details

NTAccess looks for the built-in administrator account. This account cannot be disabled, it can only be renamed. NTAccess always displays the name of this account so you know how to log in even if it has been renamed. On Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 the built-in administrator account can also be disabled, but the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 version of NTAccess will enable it again.

NTAccess only changes the password of the built-in administrator account, it does not affect any other accounts or any registry settings and does not destroy any information on the system.

New since Service Pack 3 for Windows NT 4.0 is the optional feature to further protect password data in the registry (also known as System Key Security or SYSKEY Protection). This may require a password or a floppy disk with an encryption key to start up a Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003 system. NTAccess can turn off this protection for Windows NT so that you can still access the Windows NT system as administrator. The only drawback is that the passwords of all other accounts are no longer valid because they are encrypted with a key that cannot be recovered if the password or the floppy disk with the encryption key is not available. Of course you can change all the passwords using User Manager or some other tool after you have logged on as administrator. Removing the advanced SYSKEY protection (it requires an additional boot password or a key floppy disk) is currently not supported for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, however NTAccess can still set a new administrator password for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003. Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 systems with advanced SYSKEY protection are very rare, so you normally don't have to care about it. Default SYSKEY protection (no additional boot password or key floppy disk required) is supported for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003.

For Windows Vista: If the System Disk is encrypted with BitLocker, NTAccess can not access it without the BitLocker password.

Please note that NTAccess does not affect security of Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista, because it requires physical access to the machine.

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Supported Systems

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What is needed?

Bootable CD-ROM: Its possible to create a bootable CD-ROM containing NTAccess which does not require any floppy disks. Using this CD-ROM is much faster than using the floppy disks. Also for systems without a floppy disk drive (e.g. some Laptops) a CD-ROM might be the only way to use NTAccess. Instructions to create the CD-ROM are available on request.

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How long does it take?

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Support

If you have any problems with NTAccess, I try to find a solution for free. I can't say if NTAccess works for future version of Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003, but I try to add support for any new version, Hot Fix or Service Pack if necessary. If only minor changes are needed, upgrades to the current version of NTAccess are free.

There is no immediate money-back guarantee. I will try to solve the problem first.

NTAccess relies on Windows NT/2000/XP/Server 2003 boot disks or the bootable Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 Setup CD-ROM, so if you want to be sure that NTAccess works for your system, please try out the demo version first. If the demo version does not work, please contact me because there is still a chance to find out what's going wrong.

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Demo Version

A demo version is available which allows you to try out if NTAccess works for your system. The demo version does not change the administrator password, it only displays the name of the administrator account. Sometimes even this can be useful if the administrator account has been renamed. Please read the License Agreement before you download NTAccess.

Download NTAccess 1.4 Demo (about 40 Kbytes)

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Special Demo Version

If you still don't believe that NTAccess works there is a special demo version available on request. This demo version changes the password of the built-in Guest account. Please not that the special demo requires an enabled Guest account which is not the default. This is an intended limitation of the special demo version.

Request the special demo version of NTAccess

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Commercial Version

The commercial version of NTAccess allows you to change the administrator password. You can specify the new password used by NTAccess when you order your copy.

The commercial version of NTAccess is delivered by email. Normally NTAccess is delivered on the same day, typically within two or three hours after an order has been received. But please be aware that Germany is about 6 hours ahead of EST, so delivery can take up to one day.

The commercial version of NTAccess costs EUR 75.00 (currently nearly $ US 120.00, I can only charge Euros and the exact price in other currencies depends on the conversion rate. Please check the conversion rate to be sure.)

I may have to add 19 % VAT if you are a resident of an EU (European Union) country. For details click here.

I accept credit card payment (MasterCard, VISA and AmericanExpress only).

Please read the License Agreement before you order NTAccess.

More Information on how to order / Order form

Order the commercial version of NTAccess by email

If you don't want to send your credit card information over the Internet, just fill out the order form and send it by fax to +49-8561-9836703. You can also request my PGP public key and send your order by encrypted email.

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Upgrade for existing Customers

Existing customer can upgrade to the current version of NTAccess for EUR 35.00 (currently nearly $ US 56.00, I can only charge Euros and the exact price in other currencies depends on the conversion rate. Please check the conversion rate to be sure.)

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Site Contact

Name:           Dieter Spaar
Internet:       www.mirider.com
Email:          spaar@mirider.com
Phone:          +49-8561-9836702 (please consider time difference)
Fax (prefered): +49-8561-9836703
Surface Mail:   Spitzmaeusing 1
                84347 Pfarrkirchen
                Germany
VAT Reg. No.:   DE 166988333
(USt.-IdNr.)

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