PC Adm: ADMIN.EXE Started from MS-DOS w/o Prompt for Password
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When you attempt to start the Administrator program (ADMIN.EXE) from MS-DOS, the mail administrator can access the utility without being promptedfor a password.
The password for the user ADMIN was changed to a blank password (nocharacters).
Change the password for the ADMIN account from a blank password. There aretwo procedures to do this:
Run ADMIN.EXE. From the Local-Admin/Recover options, select theAdministrator account (ADMIN), and recover the account using the globalpassword.
- Run MAIL.EXE, the MS-DOS mail client, through the Options/Password option, type in the old password (for a blank password, press the ENTER key).
- Type in the new password. Press ENTER. To confirm the password, type in the new password.
With a blank password, the command line of:
ADMIN.EXE ADMIN -D<drive>
is sufficient to gain access to the Administrator's program. For securitypurposes, it is recommended you have a password for the ADMIN account.
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Article ID: 132952 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 05:53:00 - Revision: 3.0
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