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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 07:44:20 +0530
From: Realin <>
Subject: Re: SYSKEY (was: john the ripper output)

Sorry to reply you late guyz.. i was outta town. juz wanted to tell u the
tools I tried on FTP but none of them is able to remove syskey outta my SAM

They are different versions of pwdump. but i have no acccess to admin
account at my college, so cant use pwdump to extract Hash files through

help me

thanks and regards!

On 3/20/06, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> I've been asking this before, but I'll repeat:
> Whenever you post something on a new topic, please be sure to post it as
> an entirely new message - _not_ by hitting "Reply" on someone else's
> posting.  Please also make sure to set a descriptive message Subject.
> If you see that someone else has not followed this procedure, but you'd
> like to comment on their message, please change the Subject (like I did
> now), but do not break the existing thread (so "Reply" to the message).
> My response to the actual question is below:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 09:35:46PM +0530, Realin wrote:
> > guyzz.. i am a new user to list, so a big hi to all.. i have been
> reading
> > all the mails since long. well guyz need to ask u something.. I have got
> a
> > SAM file with me.. and i wanna crack pass outta that..
> >
> > i know it is a noobie woobie question for u, but for me that would be an
> > achievment.. i have download the binary pack from and
> > extracted it, there by i got two folders RUN and DOC, ofcourse i went to
> > command line and tried using switches with the john-386.exe but was not
> able
> > to get anythin useful..
> This is irrelevant to your question, but you should not be using
> john-386.exe on modern systems.  It is for ancient ones.
> Use john-mmx.exe instead.
> > Simply guide me what do i do with this JOHN if i want to get the  pass
> outta
> > this SAM file.. it includes syskey hashes also as i got that SAM file
> from
> > some service pack2 machine..
> There's a collection of tools which you can use here:
> This includes programs to dump SAM files in PWDUMP format and to undo
> the effect of SYSKEY.
> Please let us all know which one(s) of these have worked better for you.
> I don't "do" Windows myself, so I can't recommend a specific procedure
> for you to follow.
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