Friday, March 18, 2005

Visual SourceSafe VSS 6 - Reset Lost Admin Password

Microsoft: Visual SourceSafe - Loss Admin password

I have used this techinique a number of times. Use your fav hex editor... i prefer ultraedit and open up the um.dat in /data dir. Reset the bytes from offset 80

0:80 55 55 bc 7f 41 64 6d 69 6e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0:90 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0:a0 00 00 00 00 90 6e 00 00 a8 01 00 00 00 00 00 00

This information is at YOUR OWN RISK

Save the file and close the editor. Open sourcesafe admin and open the database. VSS admin will behave as if the admin password was never set.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's working! Thank you!

Just reseted the bytes of line 80, 90 & a0 to x00.

The username "admin" without gave me the code!

thx a lot!

Jerry LaGrou said...
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