This article assumes that you forgot the AD admin password, someone changed it on you, or you are recovering from an attack.
This is not meant as a how to hack your company’s Active Directory – nope, not in any way, shape, or form. In case you decide to use this tutorial for nefarious purposes, we can not be held liable for your stupidity. With that said let’s move on.
If you are trying to recover a local admin password from Windows XP, Vista, 2000, or NT, please refer to last week’s article on how to reset you local admin password.