Microvax 3100 VMS 7.3 password reset

Bob Smith bobsmithofd at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 07:56:06 CST 2020

I have a copy of the process in my stash.... it is findable on the web.
I used to wear this funny hat, and used the methoo a few times - even
on my cluster at home.
It does work.

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 8:13 AM Richard Curtis via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>  > I picked up a microvax 3100 this past weekend from a office that was
> > shutting down.
> >> I was able to start the system up, it boots up to a login prompt for VMS
> > VAX 7.3.
> >> I do not have any login info for this machine, is there a procedure i can
> > follow to reset a password to an account?
> I beg to differ with HP's recommendation (in their doc set) for Devin'ssituation.  HP's description is meant for customer sites to have a copyof usernames/passwords to which they can revert for nasty situationssuch as a corrupted SYSUAF.DAT.  *If* this system has the 'alternate'file, it should have the same problem as the original, of unknownpasswords.  What Devin needs is instructions to break into the system.
> I happen to know how to do that (used to work in OpenVMS Engineering).Is that something that should be discussed here?
> Thanks,Dick

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