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Re: [Shop-talk] PC Hackin'

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] PC Hackin'
From: Steven Trovato <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:29:07 -0400
I guess it depends how much you want to defy your company's 
policies.  Doing all that makes it pretty clear that you are going 
out of your way to beat the system.  Is it really worth risking your 
job, or even just pissing off your management so you can run 
defrag?  Doesn't seem worth it to me.  Now if you could beat the porn 
filter on the internet, maybe that would be worth it.  :-)

At 10:18 PM 3/10/2008, Wayne wrote:
>Jack Brooks wrote:
> > Access the registry??? I can't even run a defrag on my work laptop.
>As a SysAdmin sorta guy myself, I probably shouldn't tell ya'.  But
>security via obscurity is BS anyway (that's why I generally avoid
>windoze boxes).  Google around -- there are many password crack
>utilities for Windows NT, 2000 & XP.  Most will boot Linux, then mount
>the NTFS C: partition and run a registry editor to let you overwrite the
>Admin password.  The system's SID is not modified, so it shouldn't
>affect your ability to login to the domain @ work.  Then use "services"
>from the controls and make sure "Run As Service" is enabled.  You can
>then right click on Defrag, select "Run As", enter the admin password
>you selected and do what you want.
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