Microvax 3100 VMS 7.3 password reset

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 12 08:55:37 CST 2020

On 11/12/20 8:12 AM, Richard Curtis via cctalk 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

I thought  it was  in the FAQ.


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