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Cisco 2950 shows Athentification failed while enter for configuration mode after password recovery

I am trying to recover password for cisco 2950 Switch after reboot i am able log in switch but while reset the password i am trying to entered in global configuration mode and type conf t  commend iam getting "% Authorization failed." Message.

   Kindly find below for command and for error Message.


system software:              

    flash_init             
    load_helper              
    boot      

switch: flash_init                 
Initializing Flash...                    
flashfs[0]: 374 files, 4 directories                                   
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories                                                   
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440                               
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 4766208                              
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2975232                                   
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 7 seconds.                                       
...done initializing flash.                          
Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3                                            
Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4                                                  
switch: load_helper                  
switch: dir flash                
unable to stat flash/: permission denied                                       
switch: rename flash:config.text flash:config.old                                                
switch: boot     

AFTER BOOT THE  SWITCH   


Switch>en        
Switch#rename flash:config.old flash:config.text                                               
Destination filename [config.                           
Switch#copy flash:config.text system:running:config                                                  
Destination filename [running:config]?                                     
%Error opening system:running:config (Is a directory)                                                    
Switch#copy flash:config.text system:running-config                                                  
Destination filename [running-config]?                                     
14222 bytes copied in 6.624 secs (2147 bytes/sec)                                                
HBUATS2#       
*Mar  1 05:36:30: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Vlan2, changed state to up                                                                     
*Mar  1 05:36:31: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Vlan2, changed                                                                               
state to down             
                  
HBUATS2#configure terminal                 
% Authorization failed.                     

HBUATS2#

Here I am not able to entered in Global Configuration Mode,

Kindly suggest.

Thanx.

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Cisco Employee

Re: Cisco 2950 shows Athentification failed while enter for conf

Hello,

Most likely you have configured AAA command authorization and the switch is

not able to communicate with the AAA server. Please perform password

recovery procedure and then remove the corresponding AAA configurations.

Once you check and make sure that the AAA server is working correctly (if

you are intending to use AAA command authorization), put the AAA commands

back in there.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_reco

very09186a0080094184.shtml

Hope this helps.

Regards,

NT

Community Member

Re: Cisco 2950 shows Athentification failed while enter for conf

Thanx for your reply,

Already I went through link which u send to me and found the issue.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml

Just gothrough my first blog where u will find all that instruction which suggested on this link for password recovery.

Thanx.

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