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Restore Access to Locked Windows Accounts

 

Up to 40% of support calls are related to forgotten passwords and locked logins. Recover or reset Windows system passwords easily and automatically! There is no need to format the disk or reinstall Windows. Just boot from the CD and unlock your system in a matter of minutes! Elcomsoft System Recovery can reset account passwords instantly, while supporting full-scale attacks to recover the original passwords. ESR also unlocks locked and disabled user and administrative accounts in Windows Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016.

 

 

Features and Benefits

 

Ready to boot with Windows PE (Preinstallation Environment) licensed from Microsoft

Recovers or resets user and administrative passwords

Original password recovery may be possible to provide automatic access to EFS-encrypted files

Unlocks and enables user and administrative accounts

Assigns administrative privileges to any user account

Resets or disables password expiry options

Broad hardware compatibility and genuinely native FAT and NTFS support

Genuine Windows GUI for convenient operation

Supports Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Supports Windows Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012/2016 (including Domain Administrator password and all users' passwords)

Supports US and localized versions of Windows and multilingual user names and passwords

Detects all Windows installations automatically

An option to dump hashed passwords from SAM/SYSTEM files or Active Directory database for further analysis and off-line password recovery

An option to dump Domain Cached Credentials

Supports Microsoft Live! accounts

 

 

Ready to Boot, Instant Unlock

 

Elcomsoft System Recovery comes as a program that makes it easy to create a bootable CD image (ISO) or USB flash frive. No need to create a reach for a Windows setup disks to make one! ElcomSoft has licensed the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) directly from Microsoft, allowing the company to distribute the completely working bootable Windows environment based on Windows 8.1.

 

If there are no EFS-encrypted files on your Windows account, an instant unlock option is the quickest and easiest way to gain access to user and administrative accounts. Elcomsoft System Recovery resets forgotten passwords with a new password supplied by you, allowing for immediate login without the time-consuming password recovery operations.

 

 

Broad Compatibility

 

Elcomsoft System Recovery bootable environment supports a variety of hardware components, including the most popular hard disk controllers, thanks to Windows drivers. Unlike the various emulation environments, Elcomsoft System Recovery is genuinely compatible with the latest revisions of Microsoft file systems, including the latest versions of the FAT (FAT32, exFAT) and NTFS.

 

 

Recovers Original Passwords

 

In case you must know an original password to a Windows account, Elcomsoft System Recovery is fully equipped with everything needed to recover the password. Common passwords and dictionary attack are attempted first hand, and take only minutes with good chances of retrieving a password.

 

Elcomsoft System Recovery knows places where system passwords are cached, often allowing for instant password recovery.

 

Offline password recovery is easily possible by dumping hashed passwords from SAM/SYSTEM files or Active Directory database for further analysis off-line analysis. ElcomSoft recommends Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery for highly scalable, GPU-accelerated recovery of system passwords.

 

Compatibility Chart

 

There are two versions of the ESR: Standard and Professional:

 


Standard

Professional

Windows versions support

 

 

Supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

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Supports Windows NT/2000/XP workstations

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Supports Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/2012/2016 servers

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Supports Windows 8/8.1/10 Live! accounts

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Supports non-US Windows versions

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General features

 

 

Based on Windows PE

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Multilingual user interface

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Supports all IDE/SATA/SCSI drivers

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Automatic mode (list of installed systems)

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Manual mode (browse for Registry/AD files)

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Creates a password reset USB flash drive

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Reset local Administrator password

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Enable/unlock Administrator account

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Advanced features

 

 

Reset password to any local user account

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Highlight accounts with Administrator rights

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Look up account privileges

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Enable/unlock disabled/locked accounts

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Give Admin privileges to any local user account

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Recover passwords for system accounts

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Reset Domain Administrator password

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Reset AD users password

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Dump password hashes for local accounts

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Dump password hashes for AD accounts

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Dump Domain Cached Credentials

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Show LM/NTLM hashes

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Show password history hashes

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Test short and simple passwords

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SAM database editor

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Backup/restore SAM

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Backup/restore NTDS.DIT

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Show password hints

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Reset SYSKEY security

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License, maintenance, delivery

 

 

Instant download

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Licensed for business use

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One year of free updates

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The following manual describes the features of ESR Professional.