New Username for OS Administration CU7.0

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Feb 4th, 2009
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i forget the usename for OS administration. i get the documentation for reseting password but it didn't include how to change or creating new username??

please i need your help to upgrade my system ?

thanks in advance


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Rob Huffman Wed, 02/04/2009 - 06:38
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Hi Hicham,

The username will be reset during this process :)

Recovering the OS Administrator Password

If you lose the Administrator password and cannot access the system, use the following procedure to reset the Administrator password.


Note During this procedure, you will be required to remove and then insert a valid CD or DVD in the disk drive to prove that you have physical access to the system.




Step 1 Log in to the system with the following username and password:

•Username: pwrecovery

•Password: pwreset

The Welcome to admin password reset window displays.

Step 2 Press any key to continue.

Step 3 If you have a CD or DVD in the disk drive, remove it now.

Step 4 Press any key to continue.

The system tests to ensure that you have removed the CD or DVD from the disk drive.

Step 5 Insert a valid CD or DVD into the disk drive.

The system tests to ensure that you have inserted the disk.

Step 6 After the system verifies that you have inserted the disk, you get prompted to enter a new Administrator password.


Note The system resets the Administrator username to admin. If you want to set up a different Administrator username and password, use the CLI command set password. For more information, see Appendix A, "Command Line Interface."


Step 7 Reenter the new password.

The system checks the new password for strength. If the password does not contain enough different characters, you get prompted to enter a new password.

Step 8 After the system verifies the strength of the new password, the password gets reset, and you get prompted to press any key to exit the password reset utility.

Also, try this great, great post from Michael @ Cisco;

Hope this helps!



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