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  • Hi, I believe I've totally screwed up our home network system. We have a NAS running WHS in the attic. We also have a second router configured to boost the signal downstairs (where we use our laptops). Not only have I forgotten the WHS console password, I cannot interact with the home server at all (as in, running diagnostics with the toolkit says it's not connecting to the home server). Now here's the kicker - I can still view, add, delete, edit files ON the server. Any ideas? I have very little experience with networking and network terminology! Thanks for helping!
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:29 PM

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  • Accessing data on file shares happens with the user account you have created and use also on your local PC. Since this works, your network seems to be intact. Is the connector icon still up and showing its screen if you launch a console session from it?

    Administrative tasks are only controlled by local Administrator account, which uses the console password.

    There are some tools, which allow to reset the Administrator password if you can boot the machine from a floppy disk or USB stick, which should work also for WHS. Since this depends from the hardware (a blind flight is hardly possible with those tools and without video card), you may have to perform the server reinstall process. This reinstalls the operating system, deletes all users and customizations, but keeps your data intact. (Anyway a backup of the data stored on the server to some different, disconnected media is always a good idea.)

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Monday, June 18, 2012 10:58 AM
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