June 01, 2018
Recovering a 3000 password: some ideas
I have an administrator who decided to change passwords on MANAGER.SYS. Now what's supposed to be the new password isn't working. Maybe he mis-keyed it, or just mis-remembered it. Any suggestions, other than a blindfold and cigarette, or starting down the migration path?
The GOD program, a part of MPEX, has SM capability — so it will allow you to do a LISTUSER MANAGER.SYS;PASS=
If your operator can log onto operator.sys:
While using your favorite editor or other utility, search for the string: "ALTUSER MANAGER SYS"
You will notice: PAS=<the pwd> which is your clue.
It's said that a logon to the MGR.TELSUP account can unlock the passwords. The Telsup account usually has SM capability, if it wasn't changed.
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