Elcomsoft System Recovery Goes Corporate with Active Directory Support

Elcomsoft has released the Professional version of Elcomsoft System Recovery, a boot-disk application that makes it easy to access your computer's Windows password settings. If you're locked out of your computer, Elcomsoft System Recovery will give you access and let you troubleshoot problems that are preventing you from running Windows. Elcomsoft System Recovery now works not only with local computer accounts, but also with domain controllers running Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server, as well as Windows Server 2003, with full Active Directory support.

Under a special agreement with Microsoft, Elcomsoft System Recovery is based upon Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), a hardware-independent minimal Windows system that replaces the antique DOS boot disk that was used to set up new computer systems.

Elcomsoft System Recovery is completely self-contained, allowing you to access each of your computers without the need for third-party or proprietary software. Now you can troubleshoot all of your computers with a single, easy-to-use program. Simply insert the CD, and boot your computer. If you don't have a CD or DVD drive, you can set Elcomsoft System Recovery to boot from a USB Flash Drive.

It's easy to dump password hashes from SAM/SYSTEM files or from the Active Directory database, and write them to a text file for further analysis and password recovery. You can get a list of all user accounts (local or from the Active Directory database) and their properties, including Administrator accounts. It's simple to reset and change the passwords of any of these accounts, including the account of Domain Administrator.

You can look up account privileges, detect accounts with empty passwords, and assign Administrator privileges to any (local) user account. It's easy to enable or unlock accounts that have been disabled or locked. The program will instantly recover passwords for special accounts such as IUSR_ and HelpAssistant, and can even recover passwords to many user accounts in a matter of seconds using effective pre-configured brute-force and dictionary attacks.

The program supports Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista. With full Unicode compliance, Elcomsoft System Recovery supports all US and non-US versions of Windows, with multilingual user names and passwords. The program detects which version of Windows you're using, and gives you access to your Registry files. Elcomsoft System Recovery is completely compatible with all PC hardware, including RAID and SCSI devices.

Elcomsoft System Recovery Professional costs $599(US) for a single-user license, includes express delivery worldwide, and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. The Standard version (without Active Directory support) is also available. For more information, please visit http://www.crackpassword.com/products/prs/mswin/esr/.