2 Options to Reset Directory Services Restore Mode Password
When a computer is joined to a domain, that machine's account is given certain privileges within the Active Directory structure. One of those privileges is the ability to reset the password for any other account in the domain, including the administrator account. If an attacker gains access to a domain-joined machine, they can use that machine to reset the administrator password and gain full control of the domain.The first step in protecting your domain is to ensure that all domain-joined machines are properly secured. That means keeping them up-to-date with the latest security patches, using strong passwords, and enabling two-factor authentication if possible.If an attacker does gain access to a domain-joined machine, there are two options for resetting the administrator password:1. Use the Active Directory Users and Computers tool. This tool is available on all domain controllers and can be used to reset the password for any account in the domain, including the administrator account.2. Use the LDP.exe tool. This tool is available on all domain controllers and can be used to reset the password for any account in the domain, including the administrator account.The Active Directory Users and Computers tool is the preferred method for resetting the administrator password because it is a graphical interface and is easier to use. The LDP.exe tool is a command-line interface and requires more knowledge to use.Once you have selected the tool you want to use, follow these steps to reset the administrator password:1. On the domain controller, open the tool you selected.2. In the tool, locate the administrator account.3. Right-click on the administrator account and select Reset Password.4. Enter the new password in the New Password field and click OK.5. Close the tool.Now that you know how to reset the administrator password, you can protect your domain by ensuring that all domain-joined machines are properly secured.